Antonio Galloni 88 Points
Dark red stone fruits, Mediterranean herbs, leather, menthol and sage are some of the many notes found in Campogiovanni's 2009 Brunello di Montalcino. The 2009 shows lovely breadth in a racy, ripe style. Sweet red berries, mint, spices and new leather reappear on the mid-weight finish. In 2009, Campogiovanni did not bottle their Riserva, all the best fruit went into the straight bottling. Since I first tasted it a few months ago, the 2009 has come together quite nicely. The bottle I tasted during a recent visit to San Felice bore little resemblance to the bottle I sampled a few months earlier in Montalcino.