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Chianti Classico Riserva. Castello Banfi 2011
Celebrating the best Tuscan tradition Banfi offers a family of Chianti wines varied and complementary, unique in its style. Chianti Riserva is produced from selected grapes grown in the "Classico" region of Chianti between Siena and Firenze. It is elegant, well-balanced, full-bodied with a very long aging potential.
Across Tuscany and anywhere wine is made, nature gives us its bounty. At Castello Banfi and throughout the varied terroirs and soils that make up our constellation of vineyards, we harvest the goodness of the earth, caressing and nurturing it as we craft our wine to express all its character in every bottle.
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Editorial Reviews for Chianti Classico Riserva. Castello Banfi
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.
No body. Dull with no taste. No complexity at all.
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Two and a half glasses
nice nose of cherries....smooth tannins accompanied by a full bodied lingering finish...
The wine is so smooth, it is almost sweet. Excellent bouquet, gentle finish. Hint of cherry and oak. Most pleasant. Great value wine.
External Reviews for Chianti Classico Riserva. Castello Banfi
Colour: mauve red. Bouquet: intense with notes of vanilla, liquorice and chocolate. Taste: round, spicy, elegant and well structured.It superbly accompanies meat dishes and typical Tuscan cuisine. Banfi Website
Deep ruby in color. Rich bouquet of cherries, plums, and iris. Deep cherry and leather flavors with subtle wood notes. Supple tannins, good acidity, and a lingering finish. - Winery
Deep ruby in color. Rich bouquet of cherries, plums, and iris. Deep cherry and leather flavors with subtle wood notes. Supple tannins, good acidity, and a lingering finish. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **
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