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2004 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino 750ml
2004 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino
Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino
Red / Sangiovese
2004 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 145

($65) Good deep red. Exotic black fruits, violet, bitter chocolate and sexy oak. Supple, sweet and a bit chunky, with currant and leather flavors carrying a full load of spicy oak. A very ripe style that's just this side of roasted. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins. Plenty of sangiovese character here but could use more verve. (Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa, CA)

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Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni Issue: 183

The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a big, super-ripe wine bursting with fruit. This deep, concentrated Brunello is incredibly fresh and vibrant. Although the sweet tannins make the wine very accessible at this stage, readers in search of a more complex drinking experience will want to give this Brunello a few years in bottle. The 2004 Brunello from Castelgiocondo is a lovely effort from the Frescobaldi family and one of the finest vintages to be produced at the property.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Shows a complex nose of blackberry, tanned leather, sandalwood and cedar. Fascinating. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Concentrated yet balanced. Beautiful and complete.

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Community Reviews


CBS Wine Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 09/12/2012 Drink Dates: 2012-2025


Central Winelover Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 02/01/2012


Rossboss Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 11/24/2011 Drink Dates: 2012-2024

Opened and sat for ~4+ hours but really needed decanting. Great depth but was hoping for more fruit, Character was nice, very silky and lots of acid but definitely was not the pleaser I was hoping it would be. Still a solid effort - and there will be better Brunellos down the line.


storms38 Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 11/06/2011


PurpleTeeth Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 12/18/2010 Drink Dates: 2008-2012

It would appear the fruit is beginning to fade. The bouquet was fairly large, but the midpalate seemed hollow and did not live up to the bouquet's promise. The finish was short (about three seconds), but the tannins were fine and well integrated. Nevertheless, this bottle offered a reasonable amount of depth and pleasure, and was an okay pairing with Osso Buco. Drink now.

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