Castiglion del Bosco Campo del Drago Brunello di Montalcino, 2015

Style: Dry red         Vintage: 2015            ABV: 14.5

Varietal: Sangiovese         Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino

Region: Tuscany     Country: Italy

Complex and rich wine, with great grit. Both on the nose and on the mouth, it is intense and harmonious, characterized by a crunchy fruit, with well-integrated acidic notes and hints of officinal herbs. The wine also has a remarkable tannic quality.

 

“A balanced, expressive style, offering plum, cherry, fruitcake, iron and spice flavors, which are fused to muscular tannins, but also vibrant acidity, keeping this energetic and defined. Fine balance overall and terrific length on the finish. Best from 2025 through 2048.” - Wine Spectator, 96 POINTSMarch 17, 2021, Bruce Sanderson

 

“The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago (with only 8,000 bottles made) comes from a little vineyard measuring just 1.5 hectares. It is located at a high 450 meters above sea level, and what this parcel lacks in size, it makes up for in terms of view and exposure. The entire Castiglion del Boco property is surrounded by thick shrub oak forests, as the very name of the estate suggests ("bosco" means "forest" in Italian), with wild boar, roe deer and foxes (plenty of foxes). You most certainly smell aromas of underbrush and forest floor in this wine along with dark fruit, cherry and plum.” - The Wine Advocate, 95 POINTSNovember 30, 2020, Monica Larner

 

“Another structured, layered red with blackberry, plum, walnut and cigar-box aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with depth and intensity. Tight and structured. A wine with a long future. Fine-grained and refined. Try after 2025.” - JamesSuckling.com, 97 POINTSNovember 11, 2020, James Suckling