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Zodiac 2010, Year of the Rooster, received 99 James Suckling points

Zodiac 2010, Year of the Rooster, received 99 James Suckling points

We are delighted to announce that Castiglion del Bosco Zodiac 2010, Rooster, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG received 99 points by James Suckling.

A beautiful Brunello that shows the unique character of this great vintage. Full body, very silky and refined tannins. Complete and complex flavors of dried fruit and spice. Hints of bark and walnut. Even sweet tobacco that later evolves into orange peel. Elegant, beautiful, powerful and youthful- this wine is gorgeous now but will be great in 2020. Only 688 magnums made.”,

99 points, James Suckling

Zodiac is a Brunello di Montalcino Cru from the finest vineyard in the Capanna area, of no more than one hectare total area, situated at the highest elevation (450 meters) of the Estate with a fantastic exposure that enables an even ripening of the grapes.

The beautifully-rendered rooster was designed by artist Shao Fan (邵帆), who belongs to the pioneers of Chinese artists who  examine the boundaries between visual art and design. His work has become iconic and symbolises China’s modern transformation.

For the ancient Rooster design on the box, Shao Fan was inspired by an old Italian superstition that claims that if you accidentally spill some wine, you should immediately dab a little behind your ears, like perfume, which will bring on good luck.

Extremely limited quantities of the highly collectable Rooster Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 will be available in the UK in December 2016, so please do contact your sales manager, or Effi Tsournava, brand manager, for further information.

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