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

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User 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
01/04/2011

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
01/05/2011

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
01/04/2011

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
01/05/2011

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
01/05/2011

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


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

External Review
05/23/2011

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 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?


External Review
05/23/2011

Beginning in 1978, brothers John and Harry Mariani established 800 acres of vineyards on this Montalcino estate. It is the source of many wines, including two single-vineyard Brunellos. This blended Brunello, whose grapes come from eight different sites on the estate, is aged a minimum of two years in small oak barrels and larger casks. The quality of this red results in part from an excellent growing season in 1999 and the fruits of 20 years of research to determine the best clones for these vineyards.


External Review
05/23/2011

This wine shows an incredible concentration of fruit, with loads of berries and spices on the nose. Full-bodied, with soft and silky tannins and lots of smoky character. Goes for a long time on the finish. Always a benchmark for the region. Best after 2005.


External Review
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
05/23/2011

Banfi's 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty, delicate offering laced with raspberries, flowers and sweet baking spices. Fine, silky tannins add to an overall impression of elegance as this mid-weight Brunello opens up in the glass. The wine is already quite open and accessible, and should continue to drink well for the better part of the next decade. This is one of the most refined wines I have tasted from Banfi in recent years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.


External Review
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
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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

"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

"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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