"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Castelgiocondo is a gorgeous, full-bodied wine with plenty of underlying structure and terrific balance. Sweet red cherries, tobacco, flowers, mint and licorice all explode from the glass in a rich, full-bodied, luscious style that is undeniably appealing. The 2007 Riserva captures the Castelgiocondo style at its best. Powerful and authoritative in style, the 2007 should offer rewarding drinking for the next 7-10 years, if not longer. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021. "