Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Castelgiocondo emerges from the glass with super-ripe red cherries, plums, French oak, spices and licorice. The plush, intense style may please some readers, but I find very little Sangiovese typicity here. Powerful, rough tannins will only become more prominent as the wine ages and the fruit melts away. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021. (Apr 2012)
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.