Castello Banfi 2006

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Intense ruby red in color with violet reflections. Fresh bouquet with typical varietal characteristics of violet, che...

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See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com Read more

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/05/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/05/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/05/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/06/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/04/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/05/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/06/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


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External Reviews for Castello Banfi

External Review
11/28/2012

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.


External Review
02/07/2011

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


External Review
03/23/2012

\ 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 excellence of the vintage.\


External Review
03/19/2013

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


External Review
05/22/2011

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


External Review
07/07/2011

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.


External Review
02/07/2011

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


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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

Tasting Notes:

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.

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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Total Acidity: 5.3 grams per liter

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