Wine Spectator 92 points - Shows intense, ripe cherry flavors, bordering on jammy, yet stays fresh, courtesy of the bright acidity and dense tannins. Young yet well-proportioned, with a lingering aftertaste of earth, graphite and tobacco. Best from 2022 through 2036. 7,500 cases made. -BS.June/2018
Vinous 94 points - Luminous medium-dark red. The captivating nose combines sour red cherry, violet, coconut, tobacco, minerals and a hint of white pepper. Densely packed and youthful but very fresh and lively; this already boasts a silky texture and considerable early appeal owing to its noteworthy sweetness of fruit. Subtle notes of red berries, herbs, graphite and flowers carry through into the rising, very long, vibrant finish. A knockout Brunello that further confirms winemaker Cecilia Leoneschi’s talent at making exceptionally good, very classic Brunellos. I can think of very few wines in all of Italy that have improved more than Castiglion del Bosco’s over the last decade. Well done..April/2018
James Suckling 94 points - The rose petal and cherry character really come through. Full body, layered and spicy. Orange peel. Flavorful finish. Shows structure and intensity. I love the texture. Drink in 2019..November/2017
Decanter 91 points - Massimo Ferragamo purchased this vast, isolated property in the far northwestern sector of Montalcino in 2003. Since 2010 the winery has scaled back on barriques, now using a portion of large format barrels. It is exuberantly expressive, with cherry, strawberry, forest herbs and violets bursting from the glass. Fine, powdery tannins frame a core of red fruit before dissolving pleasantly to leave a lingering finish. Immediately drinkable..February/2018
Castiglion del Bosco’s most representative wine is an example of the Sangiovese grape’s perfect symbiosis with the territory of Montalcino. The richness of the “galestro” stone in the soil gives the wine its unique aroma, complexity and structure.
excellent with stew roasted meats and cheese