Marchesi de' Frescobaldi 2011 Brunello di Montalcino, Castelgiocondo
The CastelGiocondo estate lies on the southwestern slope of Montalcino, at elevations ranging from 600 to 1,200 feet. Diverse soils and ideal exposure bring beautiful ripeness and development to the indigenous Sangiovese Grosso. This wine is always a classic, James Suckling scored it 93 points saying " A firm, silky red with blueberry, blackberry and mineral aromas. Hints of chocolate. Full body, pretty fruit and a long, flavorful finish. Very refined. A standard-bearer. Better in 2017." and Decanter just scored it 95 points saying "Beautiful wine brimming with vibrant, alluring red fruit. Aromas of cherry, pomegranate, black tea and orange peel fill the air; and the palate shows drive and vigour with good acidity. It is powerful with elegant, finely grained tannins, and a long ripe finish - and so easy to enjoy."