Chianti Classico Riserva. Castello Banfi 2011

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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.

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Bodega Banfi:
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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Editorial Reviews for Chianti Classico Riserva. Castello Banfi

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
Vintage: 1990 02/11/2009

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 Chianti Classico Riserva. Castello Banfi

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Snooth User: heathbodell
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1.00 5
12/27/2012

No body. Dull with no taste. No complexity at all.


Snooth User: David Pelster
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/04/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/05/2011

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


Snooth User: Austinista
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/09/2012

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: mikespeer
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/31/2012

nice nose of cherries....smooth tannins accompanied by a full bodied lingering finish...


Snooth User: Oiner
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/03/2012

The wine is so smooth, it is almost sweet. Excellent bouquet, gentle finish. Hint of cherry and oak. Most pleasant. Great value wine.


Snooth User: Steve Carrea
141483122
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/25/2013

Three glasses


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External Reviews for Chianti Classico Riserva. Castello Banfi

External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

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


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2013

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


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 03/23/2014

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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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2005 11/25/2009

Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2005 750ML



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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.

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