Castello Banfi 2003
"Red Wine Italian Red by Banfi from Tuscany, Italy. Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino is a wine of noble origins and impressive original thinking. Made from 100% select Brunello clones, Rosso di Montalcino is considered Brunello`s younger sibling. Rosso di Montalcino is aged less than its elder... "
Across Tuscany and anywhere wine is made, nature gives us its bounty. At Castello Banfi and throughout the varied terroirs and soils that make up our constellation of vineyards, we harvest the goodness of the earth, caressing and nurturing it as we craft our wine to express all its character in every bottle.
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For the price I paid, I expected a bit more than what I got. Overall, a very good wine, but not as good as others I have had in this price range. Hints of oak and cherry with good tannins. A little dryer than I was expecting, but still, a very good wine.
Easy to drink. Moderate tannins and great with red meat as one would expect. Nice mouth feel and finish.
Three and a half glasses
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A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2003 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 750ml
Schön dunkles und sattes Rubin. Der edel anmutende Duft von Dörrfrüchten und sauberem Holz sowie die feingliedrige Frucht (dunkle Beeren, etwas Minze) am Gaumen machen diesen Wein zu einem höchst erfreulichen Trinkvergnügen. Der Wein wirkt sehr harmonisch: Perfekte Verschmelzung von Fruchtkomponenten und Holzaromen, geschmeidig gegliedert die Tannine, kompakt und vielschichtig das Finale. Ein wunderbarer Brunello.
Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2003: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (24 Monate),Jahrgang: 2003Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ToskanaWeingut: Castello BanfiRebsorte: 100% SangioveseRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.13 Rotwein
90 Points - Wine SpectatorShows clean blueberry pie and floral aromas and flavors on a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a tight finish. Clean and carefully constructed. Balanced and long. B
Impressive nose for the vintage, with loads of ripe fruit and beautiful flowers. Full-bodied and very velvety, with beautiful tannins and great fruit.
Wine Spectator ReviewRated 90Shows clean blueberry pie and floral aromas and flavors on a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a tight finish. Clean and carefully constructed. Balanced and long. Best after 2010.Wine Tasting NotesIntense ruby red with garnet reflections. Ethereal, violet, vanilla with hints of licorice. Full, soft, velvety, with traces of spice. Perfect with red meats, wild game and aged cheeses.
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