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Castiglion del Bosco in the Top 5 on James Suckling’s “Top 25 Brunello 2012”

Castiglion del Bosco in the Top 5 on James Suckling’s “Top 25 Brunello 2012”

We are delighted to announce that the Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2012 and the Millecento Riserva 2011 have been awarded outstanding scores by world renowned critics James Suckling, of JamesSuckling.com, and Monica Larner of The Wine Advocate.

The Brunello di Montalcino 2012 was awarded 96 points with the tasting note: “It shows pure and fresh fruit that many others don’t have. Also, there are plenty of linear tannins. Precise and beautiful. Medium to full body. Persistent finish.” The Capanna vineyard, where this beautiful wine comes from, is unique in Montalcino for its terroir and elevation. The wine is aged for 24 months partly in barriques and partly in French oak barrels between 30 and 50 hl capacity.

The Millecento Riserva 2011 also performed exceptionally well, scoring 94 points by The Wine Advocate. Monica Larner gave the wine the following tasting note: “The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Millecento sees fruit sourced from a vineyard of that same name that was planted in 1998. The castle that dominates the Castiglion del Bosco property was once an military fortress built to defend Montalcino against its rowdy neighbors in Siena and Florence. This wine is aged in large oak casks for three years. Only 6,000 bottles are made. The bouquet offers enticing tones of spice and dark fruit with rustic garden herb and wild mushroom thrown into the mix. The mouthfeel is extremely polished and fine. This is a very elegant wine that drinks beautifully right now.”

Contact Effi to find out more about these high scoring wines.

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