James Suckling 96 points - The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Campogiovanni opens to oaky tones and overtly ripe fruit. The wine is slightly overdone in places, especially the palate where it feels sticky and chewy. Wood-driven tones of cinnamon, clove and vanilla add thick layers at the back. Sweet oak and syrupy cherry fruit characterize the opulent close. Ultimately, this wine is too much of a good thing.
Wine Spectator 95 points - Black cherry, black currant, cedar and tobacco flavors highlight this firm, dense red. Has the fruit, structure and harmony to develop, along with a lingering wild herb and mineral aftertaste. Juicy finish. Best from 2018 through 2033.-B.S.
CAMPOGIOVANNI WINERY 2010 CAMPOGIOVANNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
"Perfect aromas to this red with licorice, stone, peach pit, plum, leather and iron. Full body, fine, silky tannins that support a deep, rich fruit concentration showing black fruit, Tuscan dust and oyster shell. Needs four or five years to soften but an amazing finish." James Suckling 96 points
|In 1984, San Felice purchased Campogiovanni, located in Montalcino. The estate's 49 acres
of vineyards are planted entirely to Sangiovese, with 35 dedicated to Brunello and 14 to
Rosso. Some vines were already present when the property was purchased, but many more were planted during the 1980s. The vineyards are located at an elevation of 820-984 feet with a south-southwest aspect. This position allows it to benefit from the mild breezes that come in from the Mediterranean, which keeps the humidity from accumulating. The vines are planted on medium textured, largely silty sand with some clay, on sandstone and calcareous marl. The terroir provides a steady, yet slow-paced ripening, which is favorable
to producing vines of significant qualitative integrity. The wines of Campogiovanni are produced with the intent of allowing the wines to express all their potential.