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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2013 DOCG

Cherry and plum flavors highlight this well-structured red, along with notes of leather, earth and wild herbs. Firms up as the dense tannins come into play on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2037. 48,350 cases made. –BS Issue Jun 30, 2018

Date posted: August 1, 2018

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2013 DOCG

‘Best in Show – Red Wine’ AND ‘Wine of the Year – Foreign’        – Describing Banfi Brunello (and the Domestic Wine of the Year), competition director Robert Whitley wrote “Both wines are red, and both impressed the judges and the competition directors, including yours truly, with their remarkable structure and complexity. On a personal note, […]

Date posted: June 8, 2018

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2013 DOCG

Forest floor, wild berry, coffee and toasted oak aromas come together on this. The medium-bodied palate is on the lean side, offering sour cherry, tobacco leaf, espresso and a saline note alongside lithe tannins. Drink 2020–2028.

Date posted: May 7, 2018

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2013 DOCG

Castello Banfi’s 2013 Brunello di Montalcino denotes riper and softer fruit than most of its peers in this vintage. This historic estate is located in the southern quadrant of the appellation, where temperatures are a few degrees warmer on average. You don’t always taste that difference in ripeness, but for some reason, it comes forward […]

Date posted: March 23, 2018

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2013 DOCG

This really explodes with ripe fruit such as dried strawberries and cranberries as well as leather and tobacco. Full body with lots of round tannins but fresh acidity and a long, remarkably savory finish. Drink now or hold. Publish Date: Friday, March 2, 2018

Date posted: March 23, 2018

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2012 DOCG

2012 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Toscana Italy 93 14%, 750 ml, $90 Youthfully gripping, tart, fresh and dry with notes of cherry cola, red licorice, pink rose, beef stew, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla.

Date posted: January 10, 2018

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2012 DOCG

Shy aromas suggesting ripe black-skinned fruit, espresso and a whiff of dark spice emerge in the glass. The medium-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, mocha and grilled sage alongside fresh acidity and taut tightly knit tannins. Drink after 2019.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2012 DOCG

A textbook Brunello, mingling cherry and berry fruit with bitter almond, iron, sanguine and tobacco notes. Well-structured and harmonious, this should rein in the tannins with a few years of aging. Best from 2020 through 2033. 8,000 cases imported.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2012 DOCG

Castello Banfi’s 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a textbook expression of the vintage. This wine faithfully reflects the warmth of the vintage thanks to aromas of plump cherry, blackberry, spice, grilled herb and rosemary. The bouquet offers a very Mediterranean quality that is saturated, rich and succulent. There’s a distant mineral vein that fits perfectly […]

Date posted: March 3, 2017

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2012 DOCG

A sleek and pretty red with plum and light chocolate character plus hints of walnuts. Medium to full body and fine tannins. Shows the ripe balance of the 2012 vintage for Brunello. Drink or hold.

Date posted: December 6, 2016

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2011 DOCG

Love the complex aromas of raspberries, strawberries and minerals. Full body with fine, refined tannins with currant, blueberry and cherry flavors wrapped up in the tannic structure. A wine that that will deliver much more in a year or two: Drink in 2017.

Date posted: March 31, 2016

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010 DOCG

Aromas include leafy underbrush, fennel, prune and grilled herb. The straightforward palate offers tart red berry, mint, dried sage and white pepper alongside grippy tannins and brisk acidity. Drink after 2018. Kerin O’Keefe — (5/1/2015) — 89

Date posted: November 10, 2015

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