Saturday, July 28, 2012

Castel Giocondo 2006 Brunello di Montalcino

Castel Giocondo 2006 Brunello DI Montalcino, $29.99-$59.99, 92 points, has a crystal bright ruby color trending carmine red, depending on light source.
The cool temperature aroma is pleasantly robust with sweet cooking spice, hints of cedar, and sweet red cherry.
This Brunello has a medium body with lip-smacking acidity, is very dry, and has layers of tannin.
A delicious wine with red cherry, blueberry and hints of tobacco. This red-wine finishes long on a well balanced backbone of juiciness, licorice, and spice. 
Castel Giocondo 2006 Brunello DI Montalcino was great by itself and paired nicely with a grass-fed tenderloin and vegetables. 
It is important to know that this wine is at its earliest stage of drink-ability, and will mature for ten years or more with appropriate care.  
Other accolades are:

Cellar Tracker being pretty stingy has an average score of 90.8,
with the top 25 reviewers having a LOW score of 87 points.
J.S. scored this wine 95 points, and
WS scored this wine 93 points.

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  1. I wasn't planning on tasting this wine for some time to come, but after reading this review I felt compelled!

  2. Nice review Dennis. Another thing to bear in mind is that I think the 2006's are closing down a bit - especially aromatically. I've tasted dozens as you know, and they are not as compelling as they were 6 or 8 months ago. So I'd say that if you're going to crack one now, decant it for an hour or more. Otherwise, let 'em lie and drink the 2007's now, which are very friendly and won't age nearly as well as the more structured '06's.