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Castello Banfi 2006
Tasting Notes: 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 counterpart - 12 months in wood (half in French oak barrique and half in Slavonian oak casks) followed by at least 6 months in the bottle before release. It is deep ruby-red in color with a dry, round, velvety taste and generous body characteristics similar to those desired in a great Brunello.The color is a very deep and intense red with violet hints; the bouquet is of red fruits, raspberries and cherries, but also with sweet hints of cream. On the palate, it has good structure and well developed tannins, soft yet powerful at the same time. A very well balanced and harmonious wine.
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A bit tannic and young. Not a lot of fruit present, but there's a lot of structure that will give this wine some life beyond the normal range of a typical Rosso.
2006 Banfi Chianti Classico – Color: very dark ruby (surprisingly), Nose: fruitier, Taste: cherries, light-bodied, high tannins (probably mellowed from the hour long decanting), slight acidity, makes Pete’s mouth water. Lamarr: C (not crazy about it) Hector: (“Chianti is water with tannins”, not as good as the Ruffino) Alastor: C
Very aggressive wine; just not sure all of the flavors agreed with me completely... definitely not boring, at least.
Cherry and similar fruit in the nose along with earth and vegetal notes, and a little astringent medicine. Fruity, earthy, and relatively tannic with a heavier body.
Had this at Parisi de Tavola. V smooth, a bit dry. Good body.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Castello Banfi
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.
Broad, smooth and quite full, with a much more refined texture and a stronger primary fruit component than the basic bottling. The sweet plum and currant fruit flavors are complemented but not overwhelmed by oak notes of coffee and mocha.
Lots of sandalwood, with blueberry and blackberry aromas and hints of dried flowers. Cola too. Full body, with fine tannins and a long caressing finish. It's so integrated and refined. The tannins are finely knit. Benchmark for the style and excellen... James Suckling. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 750ml
This is so balanced and refined and polished. I love the berries and blackberries and flowers on the nose. Full bodied, with super well-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. So much there. Racy and gorgeous. Give it three to four years to come... James Suckling. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura 750ml
JS 95pts. - WA 92pts. - WE 92pts. - Tasting Notes - Intense 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.
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine laced with red berries, flowers and subtle hints of earthiness. Soft and supple throughout, the Brunello shows lovely juiciness in its fruit and a delicate, understated personality. The 2006 represe... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 750ml
A bruising, powerful red, packed with plum and blackberry, but also stiff tannins. This will require some time to come together, but theres adequate sweetness up front. Best from 2014 through 2027. 4,583 cases made. -BS Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura 750ml
Food Pairings for Castello Banfi
Intense ruby red in color with violet reflections. Fresh bouquet with typical varietal characteristics of violet, cherry, and plum. Full and elegant in taste, with a surprisingly long finish.
|Total Acidity: 5.3 grams per liter|
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