Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is impressive. Waves of dark, jammy fruit caress the palate as the wine opens up in the glass. This is a decidedly opulent style for Brunello, but all of the elements come together very nicely. The 2005 has more than enough fruit and sheer depth to balance the tannins. A plush, substantial finish rounds things out nicely. This is an impressive effort from Castelgiocondo. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. (May 2011)
Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is the result of a painstaking selection process that begins in the vineyard and continues through winemaking, giving birth to a wine with a forceful character.