Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2008

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"A rich cherry flavor is accented by flint, iron and earth notes complemented by a hint of spice. Fresh and elegant, ending with dense tannins and a long, spicy finish."-Wine Spectator

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External Reviews for Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/08/2013

A vibrant, cherry- and black currant-flavored red, with a bracing structure that drives to the lingering conclusion. The tannins are pronounced yet well-integrated, with hints of spice and tobacco on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
Source: Grand Wine Cellar
10/27/2013

Intense red color, with a ruby shade. The aromas are very complex and soft, with notes of plum jam, ripe cherry and red fruit, all well-integrated with hints of licorice and tobacco. Characterized by a powerful but round structure, on the palate it is full and harmonious, with a long and very persistent finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/03/2013

A vibrant, cherry- and black currant-flavored red, with a bracing structure that drives to the lingering conclusion. The tannins are pronounced yet well-integrated, with hints of spice and tobacco on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 45,800 cases made. -BS This selection offers balance and integrated aromas of spice, dark fruit, leather, tobacco, cola and rum cake. The wine shows power and heft both in terms of alcohol and consistency. Smoothly polished, fine tannins appear on the close. - M.L. Banfi's 2008 Brunello di Montalcino wraps around the palate with black fruit, tobacco, smoke, licorice and new leather. An attractive, mid-weight wine, the 2008 should drink nicely for at least a handful of years. The 2008 shows lovely density and richness for the year, with hints of smoke, licorice and tobacco that add complexity on the close. This is a fabulous effort considering a production level of around 500,000 bottles, a st...


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/08/2013

This selection offers balance and integrated aromas of spice, dark fruit, leather, tobacco, cola and rum cake. The wine shows power and heft both in terms of alcohol and consistency. Smoothly polished, fine tannins appear on the close.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

A vibrant, cherry- and black currant-flavored red, with a bracing structure that drives to the lingering conclusion. The tannins are pronounced yet well-integrated, with hints of spice and tobacco on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 45,800 cases made. BS - Wine Spectator Magazine 91 PointsThis selection offers balance and integrated aromas of spice, dark fruit, leather, tobacco, cola and rum cake. The wine shows power and heft both in terms of alcohol and consistency. Smoothly polished, fine tannins appear on the close. - M.L. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 91 PointsBanfis 2008 Brunello di Montalcino wraps around the palate with black fruit, tobacco, smoke, licorice and new leather. An attractive, mid-weight wine, the 2008 should drink nicely for at least a handful of years. The 2008 shows lovely density and richness for the year, with hints of smoke, licorice and tobacco that add complexity on the close. This is a fabulous effort considering a production level of around 500,000 bottles, a staggering sum by virtually any standard. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. - Robert Parker 88 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/17/2014

A vibrant, cherry- and black currant-flavored red, with a bracing structure that drives to the lingering conclusion. The tannins are pronounced yet well-integrated, with hints of spice and tobacco on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 45,800 cases made. –BS - Wine Spectator Magazine 91 Points This selection offers balance and integrated aromas of spice, dark fruit, leather, tobacco, cola and rum cake. The wine shows power and heft both in terms of alcohol and consistency. Smoothly polished, fine tannins appear on the close. - M.L. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 91 Points Banfi’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino wraps around the palate with black fruit, tobacco, smoke, licorice and new leather. An attractive, mid-weight wine, the 2008 should drink nicely for at least a handful of years. The 2008 shows lovely density and richness for the year, with hints of smoke, licorice and tobacco that add complexity on the close. This is a fabulous effort considering a production level of around 500,000 bottles, a staggering sum by virtually any standard. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. - Robert Parker 88 Points



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"A rich cherry flavor is accented by flint, iron and earth notes complemented by a hint of spice. Fresh and elegant, ending with dense tannins and a long, spicy finish."-Wine Spectator

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