Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2008 CastelGiocondo (Brunello di Montalcino DOCG) Tuscany - Italy
Availability: BCLDB Signature stores
Date Tasted: March 3rd, 2014
Tasting Notes: A warm, sweet scented, perfumed nose with berry, prune and spice notes. The palate is both silky and powerful with fantastic balance of fruit, herb, savoury and spice characters. Tannins are fine and dusty. The finish is long and memorable.
If the quality is there, as it is with the CastelGiocondo, then 8-10 years is the sweet spot for folks looking to maximize their investment but don't want a 20 or 30 year old 'aged' Brunello (a rather different beast). After 8-10 years, everything is coming together nicely and the fruit elements are still fresh. Drink 2016-2020.
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