Wine Advocate 89 points - An exotic, racy bouquet leads to expressive super-ripe red cherries, flowers, mint and spices in Castelgiocondo’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo. A soft, supple wine, the 2008 impresses for its impeccable balance. All the elements come together nicely in this fine, supple Brunello made for near and mid-term enjoyment. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. (Jun 2013)
Castelgiocondo is produced from an uncompromising selection of the finest Sangiovese grapes, in a vineyard whose ideal elevation, well-drained soils, and southwest-facing exposure yield all of the qualities that converge to produce the finest expression of this ancient grape variety. It is an elegant, well-balanced wine of magnificent structure.