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Castello Banfi ExcelsuS 2014 Toscana IGT

A fresh and fruity red with currants and hints of basil character on the nose and palate. Medium body, firm tannins and a crisp finish. Needs a year or two to come together completely. Drink in 2020.

Date posted: September 13, 2018

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Castello Banfi ExcelsuS 2014 Toscana IGT

Very Bordeaux-like in aroma and flavor, offering notes of black currant, cedar, cigar box and coffee. Features good acidity and finishes with a light coating of dusty tannins. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2023. 1,600 cases made. –BS Issue Sep 30, 2018

Date posted: August 1, 2018

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Castello Banfi ExcelsuS 2013 Toscana IGT

A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, this has enticing aromas of black-skinned fruit, fresh violet, espresso and a whiff of cake spice. Smooth and structured, the elegant palate delivers crushed raspberry, cassis, licorice and clove that follow through to the long finish. A backbone of polished fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity give […]

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi ExcelsuS 2012 Toscana IGT

Woodsy, spicy notes are the highlights in this compact, muscular red. The density belies the sweet cherry, currant and plum fruit that should emerge with a little more time. Show fine balance and length. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2019 through 2029. 1,660 cases made.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi ExcelsuS 2010 Toscana IGT

Showing sweet dried cherry and plum flavors, this is ripe and fluid, accented by leather, tea and spice. Firm, with refined tannins on the finish. This would pair nicely with a boar ragu. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now.

Date posted: February 18, 2015

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Castello Banfi ExcelsuS 2009 Toscana IGT

Herbal notes of thyme and tomato match up with black cherry and vanilla in this dense red, striking a pleasant balance of dusty tannins, acidity and rich texture. Drink now through 2018. – Bruce Sanderson (10/31/2013)

Date posted: September 26, 2013

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Castello Banfi ExcelsuS 2009 Toscana IGT

Aromas and flavors of prunes, fresh herbs and tobacco follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and milk chocolate and fruit aftertaste. Made from 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink or hold. – JS

Date posted: June 19, 2013

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Castello Banfi ExcelsuS 2007 Toscana IGT

The 2007 ExcelsuS is a gorgeous super Tuscan expression (with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) that shows quality and superior fruit on all levels. Castello Banfi has really hit a home run with this vintage. You’ll encounter persuasive aromas of cassis, blackberry, chocolate, tobacco, curry leaf and deep renderings of exotic spice. The wine’s texture is […]

Date posted: March 8, 2013

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