2016 - Brunello di Montalcino Castiglion del Bosco
12B6BMCDB6PK _ 2016 - Brunello di Montalcino Castiglion del Bosco - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Castiglion del Boso
Region
Montalcino
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2025 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Castiglion del Boso
Region
Montalcino
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2025 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £250.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, November 2020,
    Score: 94

    The Castiglion del Bosco 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a fruit-forward expression with soft cherry, blackberry, tilled earth and a touch of sweet spice. This wine is made in an especially accessible style that prizes ripe fruit and oak aging (in both barrique and botte). Fruit comes from a 52-hectare vineyard with galestro schist and clay. The tannins are more evident here compared to the 2015 vintage; however, this wine is almost ready to go with beef tagliata topped with porcini mushrooms. Production is 130,000 bottles. Drink 2022 – 2038. Monica Larner

  • JS

    James Suckling, January 2021,
    Score: 99

    The complexity and beauty to this is really something with cherry, walnut, tobacco and cigar-box character. Sweet cherries. It’s full-bodied and deep with super intensity and power. Layered and beautiful. Really refined tannins. Some whole-berry fermentation gives this added character. Goes on for minutes. Try after 2025. 99pts. James Suckling

  • VIN

    Vinous, November 2020,
    Score: 95

    The 2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino really stands out with its vivid display of crushed raspberries, lavender and clove. Further depths are found with each swirl, adding mentholated herbs and flowery undergrowth. It’s dense and dark-fruited, enveloping the palate with notes of black cherry, plum, exotic savory spice and minerals. This is soothing and pliant in spite of the 2016’s youthful state, balancing brisk acids and fine tannins to create a push and pull of structural tension. The symmetry here is spellbinding, and everything is in the right place for a long and fruitful evolution over the next ten to fifteen years. Tasted twice with consistent results. Eric Guido, vinous.com. Drink 2026 – 2036

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Region

Montalcino

Located southwest of Chianti, Montalcino came into its own in the late 1880s when local producer,Biondi-Santi, discovered a Sangiovese clone in his vineyard that was darker in colour than the rest. Its colour, however, was not its only attribute. It produced a wine with notable body, structure and length. He named it ‘brunello' meaning little dark one. This grape's genetic properties along with Montalcino's relatively temperate climate combine to create a wine stylistically different to that of more northerly Chianti. They are usually released approximately 5 years after the vintage following 2 to 4 years ageing in wood. The denomination of Riserva indicates a wine usually produced with more concentrated grapes than the traditional cuvéeand requires a minimum of one additional year of ageing.Today, Montalcino has become one of the most sought after appellations in the Tuscan region.