Castello Banfi Chianti Classico 1997

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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
01/03/2011

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
01/03/2011

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
01/05/2011

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


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External Reviews for Castello Banfi Chianti Classico

External Review
05/19/2011

Wonderful aromas of blackberries, raspberries and flowers. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. A very fine wine. Always a winner. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
05/19/2011

Blackberry and blueberry aromas are focused and ultraclean. Full-bodied, with a deep core of pretty fruit and polished tannins that go on and on. Closed and tight right now, but will open into something very special indeed. Best after 2011.


External Review
05/19/2011

Dark ruby red. Aromas of blackberry, dried flowers and cherry. Very intense and concentrated nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long flavorful finish. Lots of light vanilla and crushed dark fruits on the finish. Solid now, but better with age. Best after 2010.


External Review
01/03/2012

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 therersquo;s far more fruit here than wood. But the tannins are like nails and they get harder and harder with each sip. Yes, itrsquo;s top-flight Brunello, but hold, for best results, until 2010.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
01/16/2009

Blockbuster. Incredibly intense black cherry aromas, with hints of mint and red licorice. It soon turns to flowers. Full-bodied, and full-throttled, with masses of tannins and concentrated fruit. Very extracted. Needs time still. Best after 2006. 5,0... Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1997 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio All'Oro Riserva 750ml


External Review
01/03/2012

Banfirsquo;s Riserva is so round and smooth, itrsquo;s almost impossible to miss the power of the wine, but itrsquo;s there, completely withheld. And the black fruit is there as well, tight and unyielding, would up in a ball. Sweet tastes of the fruit slip past, hints of what will develop as the structure relents. Itrsquo;s a modern approach to sangiovese grosso, drinkable now as a sleek, textural pleasure, with its flavor in reserve for those willing to wait.


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