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Ita-Banfi-Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Al'Oro -Castello Banfi Banfi 1999

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"Not giving away much right now, but it’s deep and concentrated. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A beauty. Give this time....94." Wine Spectator Weekly 3/04

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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.

Member Reviews for Ita-Banfi-Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Al'Oro -Castello Banfi Banfi

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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: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
5.00 5
06/21/2009

Given the 94 pts by Wine Spectator, I actually saw this at Sams Club for $55 so I grabbed two! I held on to them for a few years and opened one on my birthday last year. Spectacular brunello! Soft mouthfeel like you might expect of a sangiovese but backed up with some intense and interesting flavors. I recall hints of cocoa and earth enveloped within a wonderfully decadent berry sorbet-like bouquet. I plan to hold the other bottle for another special occasion and will be excited to see what more aging brings to it.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
5.00 5
06/24/2009

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External Reviews for Ita-Banfi-Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Al'Oro -Castello Banfi Banfi

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

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
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

An incredibly complex and full-bodied wine with ripe, concentrated dark berry fruit and smoked meat flavors coupled with a finish that is seemingly endless.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/08/2011

Impressive saturated ruby, extremely dark for Brunello. Brooding aromas of dark berry syrup and licorice distinct hints of surmaturite Then big, broad and extremely unevolved highly concentrated but currently monolithic, and not really displaying it... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Good full, deep red. Sexy nose offers bitter cherry, raspberry, rose petal and a whiff of marzipan. Juicy, sweet and enticing, with lovely elegance and energy to the flavors of red fruits and candied rose. Firm but harmonious tannins frame the palate-coating flavors without introducing any hardness. This suave Brunello really reverberates on the rising finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Has fabulous aromas of blackberry, black cherry and raspberry. Full-bodied, with wonderfully integrated tannins, fresh mushrooms and milk chocolate. Chewy in the end. We will see if this is better than the 2001 with age. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Impressive saturated ruby extremely dark for Brunello. Brooding aromas of dark berry syrup and licorice distinct hints of surmaturite Then big broad and extremely unevolved highly concentrated but currently monolithic and not really displaying its fruit. Finishes with big chewy but ultimately rather fine tannins. Impressive in a modern style but is this too solid for its own good? 90(+?) points Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/24/2009

Not giving away much right now, but it's concentrated and deep. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A beauty. Give this time. Best after 2006. 10,000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura 1500ml


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"Not giving away much right now, but it’s deep and concentrated. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A beauty. Give this time....94." Wine Spectator Weekly 3/04

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