Return of a Stunner!
Today we’re excited to share the jubilant return of Castiglion del Bosco’s beloved Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Millicento 2015. The double bounty of 2015’s near-perfect harvest and a stunning selection of Capanna vineyard old vines gave winemaker Cecilia Leoneschi ample fodder to craft a stunning return of Castiglion del Bosco’s flagship wine. The Millicent bottling makes waves each year thanks to the elegance and balance of this made-for-the-ages Brunello di Montalcino Riserva.
“The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Millecento Riserva of Castiglion del Bosco takes no prisoners.” – Eric Guido, Vinous Media
The only thing that moves faster than exceptional wine is bad news, so be sure to secure your bottles before our allocation finds its way to someone else’s cellar.
Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015 @ $200
Average Online Price: $253
James Suckling 97: “Opulent aromas of cherry, plum, dried meat and orange peel with some bark and cedar. Full-bodied with firm yet polished tannins that fill mouth and carry far down the wine to the end. It’s creamy-textured and chewy. Purity and integration. Very drinkable now, but needs another two or three years to come around. Try after 2022.” – James Suckling
Wine Advocate 95: “The Castiglion del Bosco 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Millecento represents a happy return for a wine that we have not seen in a few years. This Riserva draws its fruit from an eight-hectare parcel with schistous galestro soils surrounded by thick forests and wildlife. Some 10,000 bottles were made. There is soft and rich cherry fruit at the core with light shadings of spice, cinnamon, tilled earth and a more sanguine tone of rust or iron ore.” – Monica Larner
Wine Spectator 94: “A firm structural edge keeps macerated cherry, plum and underbrush flavors defined, while a lively acidity drives them to a lingering conclusion. Fresh and shows fine tension. Best from 2024 through 2045.” – Bruce Sanderson
Vinous 93: “The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Millecento Riserva of Castiglion del Bosco takes no prisoners, boasting a striking bouquet of crushed medicinal cherry and plum complemented by confectionary spices. It floods the palate with velvety textures and dark ripe fruits, offset by vibrant acids and salty tension. There’s a density and primary feel to the Millecento which, combined with its fine-grained tannin, promises years of development. Baker’s chocolate and hints of cedar linger on the long and structured finish. The 2015 Riserva spent thirty-six months in thirty hectoliter French oak barrels and another six months in porous concrete vats prior to bottling. It’s a large-scaled yet balanced effort.” – Eric Guido
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