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Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura Banfi 2001
Called "Poggio alle Mura" to honor the historical name of the medieval fortress crowning the vineyard estate, the wine's vineyard runs down the slopes surrounding the castle - today called Castello Banfi. Poggio alle Mura is the result of over two decades of research in clonal selection for the Sangiovese varietal. The vineyard is planted with a final selection of three of the 15 complementary clones (narrowed from an initial selection of 650) of Sangiovese combined to deliver a consistently superior wine. Poggio alle Mura is also Castello Banfi's first unfiltered wine, encompassing a full body and complexity unique to the genre. The wine is deep ruby tending toward garnet in color and has aromas of violets, sweet ripe red fruits and berries as well as cigar box, cedar and exotic spices like clove and cardamom. The finish is long and persistent. Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino is best exhibited with game, red meats, roasts, hearty stews and rich powerful cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano.
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Everything a Brunello should be and more - loved this wine!
easy drinker but not simple in flavor. red fruit.
This wine opened as an 89 but finished as a 91. I think it's probably needing more time in the bottle...the tannins were MASSIVE. After about 3 hours open, it started to cool down slightly into a delicious red cherry, leather, anise, herbal, tannic, and blackberry nose, with predominantly red cherry and those massive tannins on the palate. There was also a bit of alcohol that resolved itself after an hour or two, but it opened up a bit harsh. Great fruitiness but not an extremely heavy or fleshy body. Even with all the tannin, it was drinking pretty smooth, so I think this wine's got a good future ahead of it in maybe 3-5 more years. This wine is pretty much why I love Brunello.
Liked this one a great deal.
We had this wine at Castello Banfi in September 2011 at dinner and paid 80 Euro. It was a smooth wine that we enjoyed.
External Reviews for Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura Banfi
Red wine - 2001 - Banfi Brunello di Montalcino - Italy - Region: Toscane - Apellation: Toscane - Sangiovese - 750 ml.
Loads of blackberry currant and toasted oak. Full-bodied chewy and rich. Long finish. This is big and rich. Best after 2009. 50 000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator.
Deep red-ruby. Plum cherry cola sassafras and menthol on the nose. Supple spicy dense and classically dry with insidious concentration; this is stuffed with material. Very suave Brunello finishing with fine sweet tannins and very good length. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Loads of blackberry and currant on the nose with hints of cooked fruit. Full-bodied, silky and refined with a beautiful structure and refinement. Goes on for minutes. Best after 2009. 7,500 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2001 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura 750ml
Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura DOCG 2001: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (24 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2001Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ToskanaWeingut: Castello BanfiRebsorte: 100% SangioveseRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein
Deep red-ruby. Plum, cherry, cola, sassafras and menthol on the nose. Supple, spicy, dense and classically dry, with insidious concentration; this is stuffed with material. Very suave Brunello, finishing with fine, sweet tannins and very good length. Stephen Tanzer. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2001 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 750ml
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