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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio All'Oro Riserva 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Offeing a very evolved nose with it's classic notes of dried cherry and earthy spice this is pretty to smell if note overly complex. On entry there is an explosion of sweet fruit balanced by racy acidity and a wonderful, slightly astringent edge. This remains fruity with notes of currant and citrus dominated the midpalate and a simple, slightly astringent finish. Certainly a crowd pleaser and deliciously at peak but I wouldn't wait any longer 2008-2010.

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Bodega Banfi:
Banfi is a private concern, founded in New York in 1919 by John Mariani, Sr. and today owned and operated by his grandchildren. The company is focused on the production and import of wine.   Banfi Vintners   Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy: Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi P... Read more
Banfi is a private concern, founded in New York in 1919 by John Mariani, Sr. and today owned and operated by his grandchildren. The company is focused on the production and import of wine.   Banfi Vintners   Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy: Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi Piemonte of Strevi, Piedmont. Banfi also imports the wines of several other producers, including category leaders Bolla, Florio, Fontana Candida, Placido, Riunite, and Sartori from Italy, Concha y Toro and Emiliana from Chile, and Trivento from Argentina, Wisdom & Warter Sherries from Spain and Stone’s Ginger wine from England. The company has ranked as North America’s leading wine importer for more than three decades.   Origins   When he established the company on Spring Street in the heart of New York’s Little Italy, John Mariani, Sr. named the company after an aunt, Teodolinda Banfi, a woman of eclectic tastes who supervised his early education and greatly influenced his views toward fine wines. Until her retirement, she had served as head of the household staff of the late Pope Pius XI, and is distinguished as the first lay person ever to hold that post.   Castello Banfi   Tuscany’s most honored vineyard estate, Castello Banfi’s award-winning wines are exported to over 85 countries around the world. Lauded for groundbreaking research on the Sangiovese vine to produce superior Brunello and super Tuscan wines; producing healthy, more organic wines that are low in sulfites and histamines; and developing cutting edge winemaking techniques, Castello Banfi is the first winery in the world to be awarded international recognition for exceptional environmental, ethical and social responsibility (ISO 14001 and SA8000) as well as an international leader in customer satisfaction (ISO 9001:2000). Castello Banfi is a beacon for hospitality in the region, with a full service enoteca, glass museum, winery tours, informal Taverna for lunch, fine dining at the Michelin star-rated Castello Banfi – Il Ristorante, and luxury rooms and suites at the recently opened Castello Banfi – Il Borgo.   Banfi Piemonte   Banfi Piemonte is the name of the family’s sparkling wine cellars in Strevi, Piedmont, run in conjunction with the nearby single-vineyard estates of Principessa Gavia and Rosa Regale.   Giving Back   Banfi’s success has enabled the company to play a broad philanthropic role through the Banfi Foundation. The Foundation provided seed money to help Catholic Relief Services build a technical school and an orphanage as well as an 800-unit housing project in Potenza, Italy, where thousands were left homeless after a devastating earthquake in the early 1980s. It also generously endows select charities and universities around the world, and sponsors annual scholastic tours to study the food and wine culture of Italy.   Family Leadership   Banfi is led today by two grandchildren of the founder: James Mariani and Cristina Mariani-May, who share the title of co-CEO. Their fathers, Chairman Emeritus Dr. John F. Mariani and President Emeritus Harry F. Mariani, continue as active counsel to the executive committee and are members of the firm’s advisory board. Banfi’s world headquarters is a 60-room Elizabethan manor located on a 127-acre estate and vineyard in Old Brookville, New York. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio All'Oro Riserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
3.50 5
Vintage: 1990 09/22/2008

Offeing a very evolved nose with it's classic notes of dried cherry and earthy spice this is pretty to smell if note overly complex. On entry there is an explosion of sweet fruit balanced by racy acidity and a wonderful, slightly astringent edge. This remains fruity with notes of currant and citrus dominated the midpalate and a simple, slightly astringent finish. Certainly a crowd pleaser and deliciously at peak but I wouldn't wait any longer 2008-2010.


Member Reviews for Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio All'Oro Riserva

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Snooth User: luca chevalier
5336612,535
2.50 5
Vintage: 2004 10/24/2010

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 01/03/2011

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


Snooth User: DSIERRA1587
146879402
5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 03/07/2009

This is one of my all-time favorites.


Snooth User: buddahsteen
3329223
4.00 5
Vintage: 1999 10/24/2007

cherry, tobacco, chocolate, fruit, long finish, great wine


Snooth User: dommaiolo
19549515
5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 08/14/2009

amazing one of my favorite super tuscans


Snooth User: louisjadot
35961822
4.00 5
Vintage: 1997 01/21/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: BrunelloSeller
7761627
5.00 5
Vintage: 1995 02/19/2011

Simply Amazing!


External Reviews for Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio All'Oro Riserva

External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/29/2013

Intensives Rubin mit granatroten Reflexen; komplexes, anmutendes Bouquet. Duft nach schwarzen Früchten, Pflaumenschokolade, schwarzer Schokolade und Kaffee; im Gaumen perfekt ausbalanciert, mit saftiger Struktur und Eleganz. Reife, schwarze Frucht und Röstaromen prägen die Gaumenaromatik. Der Abgang ist lang und nachhaltig.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 12/23/2010

94 Points - Wine Spectator"Blackberry and blueberry aromas that are focused and ultraclean. Full body, with a deep core of pretty fruit and very polished tannins that go on and on. Very closed and tight right now, but will open into something very special indeed."


External Review
Vintage: 2004 04/23/2011

Banfi only produces this Riserva in the best vintages. Grapes are sourced from the Poggio all'Oro, a southern-facing hillside vineyard at high altitude. Aged 30 months in French oak, Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this wine 95 points saying "The last time this special Riserva was produced was in 1999. Only produced in excellent vintages, the 2004 expression shows amazing concentration, balance, complexity, depth and personality. Aromas include black cherry, cola, light smoke, graphite and moist tobacco. The mouthfeel is deep, penetrating and long lasting with tight but polished tannins. Drink after 2015." Extremely Limited!


External Review
Vintage: 1999 05/23/2011

Rock solid and compact. This wine is true-blue Brunello, meant to be cellared for 10 or more years. Flavors of plum, cherry and currant are pure, and there's far more fruit here than wood. But the tannins are like nails and they get harder and harder with each sip. Yes, it's top-flight Brunello, but hold, for best results, until 2010.


External Review
Vintage: 1999 05/23/2011

A gigantic wine, this delivers tons of fruit flavors and tannins, yet is superbly balanced. Full-bodied, with fully ripe tannins and a spicy, fruity aftertaste. Best wine even from this winery. Best after 2001.


External Review
Vintage: 1999 05/23/2011

Blockbuster. Incredibly intense black cherry aromas, with hints of mint and licorice. It soon turns to flowers. Full-bodied, and full-throttled, with masses of tannins and concentrated fruit. Very extracted. Still needs time. Best after 2006.


External Review
Vintage: 1999 05/23/2011

Intense aromas of smoke and coffee open to layers of beautiful, pure fruit. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins. Absolutely gorgeous. Just like the 1997. I love it. Drink now through 2015.


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