2001 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Ripe al Convento) 750ml

Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino/ Red / Sangiovese   |     Watch

IWC 91   Collector 93
2001 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Ripe al Convento) Front View
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

Always one of the darker Brunellos, this one is a saturated dark red color with inky highlights but is nonetheless not atypically black or purple. Deep and spicy on the nose, displaying racy aromas of sour red cherry, blackberry and mint; at once concentrated and refined. Big and broad, with highly concentrated flavors of raspberry, licorice and game showing impressive depth and purity. The raspberry element veers toward liqueur-like at the end, but with no loss of cut or clarity. Youthfully aggressive tannins make this a candidate for at least a few years of cellar time.

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue Online Only

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: GW
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/15/2010
Drink Dates:
Great Brunello

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 94
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 12/27/2012

1 of 2 people found this review useful.

Rating: 93
Author: Stephen G41
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/30/2015
Deep dark cherries all ove the palate but not unctuous. A delicious brunello almost at peak performance.

Rating: 93
Author: Behruz Nassre
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/25/2009
still quite young

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 92
Author: Ben Y52
Trust Rating: 75
Tasted On: 03/18/2011
Needs time

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Average rating: 93, based on 6 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

891 bottles owned by 240 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Sangiovese

Italyâ??s most popular grape, Sangiovese is the top grape used in Tuscany including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and many of Italyâ??s â??Super Tuscans.â?? At least 14 clones of Sangiovese exist which are grouped into the Sangiovese grosso and Sangiovese piccolo families. Sangiovese thrives in a warm climate and consists of over 10% of Italyâ??s vineyard acreage (covering almost a quarter million acres). Over the past decade Sangiovese has become increasingly popular and successful in California as well. Typical descriptors for Sangiovese include candied or dried cherry, citrus, leather, violets and tea.

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