CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2010
*97 pts James Suckling (January 2015)*
Aromas of warm stones, dark fruits and walnuts follow to a full body, soft tannins and a savory finish. This shows ripe fruit and salty undertones that give it a wonderful juiciness. It's dense and tight now but will give so much pleasure in the future. Best ever from here. Drink or hold.
*94 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:*
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino ushers forth a new stylistic chapter in the wines of Marchesi de' Frescobaldi. Gone are those overt oak notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate and moist chewing tobacco. Instead, this fresh and streamlined wine renews its effort to put Sangiovese in prime positioning. The bouquet shows dark cherry, ginger and grilled herb. Instead of immediacy, this wine is engineered for longevity and that comes as a surprise considering that Castelgiocondo has historically been one of the biggest advocates of what is now dubbed "international" Brunello. With the 2010 vintage, this estate goes back to its traditional roots. The wine is young now and needs about five more years to complete its cellar evolution.
酒莊介紹： 花思蝶酒莊（Marchesi de Frescobaldi）在意大利托斯卡納（Tuscany）產區，有著700多年的歷史，30幾代人的傳承。家族的成員包括傑出的作家，探險家，音樂家，金融 家和政治家。作為意大利托斯卡納最古老的葡萄酒世家之一，從15,16世紀開始，家族就向英國皇家法庭和多家其他歐洲的皇室機構供應葡萄酒，還曾為羅馬教皇 和英王亨利八世的御用佳釀。