Castello Banfi Chianti Classico 1998

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This 1998 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino "Poggio Alle Mura" is from the historic Poggio Alle Mura estate which...

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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
01/06/2011

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
01/05/2011

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
01/06/2011

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
01/06/2011

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 Chianti Classico

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

Black raspberry, cherry, and cedar with a floral note; long finish with firm tannins and high acidity.


External Review
05/19/2011

Shows dried raspberry and cinnamon on the nose. Full-bodied, with an impressive density of fruit and round tannins. Long and flavorful. Just starting to open up. Powerful and rich. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Loads of mineral and dried flowers behind the ripe fruit and almost raisiny character. Full-bodied, with smooth, silky tannins and a long fruity, berry, almost fresh herb aftertaste. An exceptional wine. Best after 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Smoke, leather and cedar on the nose, with tart cherries and dry tree bark to follow. Finishes long and juicy, with rugged tannins and some chocolaty oak.


External Review
05/19/2011

Superconcentrated aromas, with loads of jam, almost raisin aromas, with hints of spices and flowers. Full-bodied, with good and refined tannins and a medium finish. A bit short. Should develop with age. Best after 2004.


External Review
05/19/2011

Round and smoky, with more modern touches than many riserva-level Brunelli. The bouquet offers sweet fruit, while the palate delivers a full-court press of cherry and raspberry along with firm, hard-hitting tannins. Lively acids and a bit sharp. Not one-dimensional, but not overly complex, either.


External Review
05/19/2011

The estate's single-vineyard 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura is considerably richer and darker than the regular bottling. Smoke, tar, new leather and French oak lead to wild black cherries and licorice. The fruit boasts tons of depth and concentration, but the tannins suggest elements of over-extraction. Still, the 2004 Poggio alle Mura is an impressive wine, and one can only imagine what might be possible with this site if the winemaking were a little less heavy-handed. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.


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Winemaker's Notes:

This 1998 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino "Poggio Alle Mura" is from the historic Poggio Alle Mura estate which has the ideal conditions for growing high quality Brunello Sangiovese, and has incredible concentration of fruit, complex aromas of spice, flowers, and earthy notes with a fine tannic structure and outstanding long finish. "Superconcentrated aromas, with loads of jam, almost raisin aromas, with hints of spices and flowers. Full-bodied, with good and refined tannins and a medium finish. *93 points*"Wine Spectator *Only a couple bottles left - subject to availability.*

This 1998 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino "Poggio Alle Mura" is from the historic Poggio Alle Mura estate which has the ideal conditions for growing high quality Brunello Sangiovese, and has incredible concentration of fruit, complex aromas of spice, flowers, and earthy notes with a fine tannic structure and outstanding long finish. "Superconcentrated aromas, with loads of jam, almost raisin aromas, with hints of spices and flowers. Full-bodied, with good and refined tannins and a medium finish. *93 points*"Wine Spectator *Only a couple bottles left - subject to availability.*

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