Castello Banfi Poggio alle Mura 2009 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Bright red. Fresh violet, red cherry and strawberry on the fresh nose. Then smooth and juicy in the mouth, showing very good cut and clarity to the savory sour red cherry and small red berry flavors. Finishes saline and long, with juicy acidity. Very similar to the entry-level Brunello, but with a little more density and depth. I was pleasantly surprised by this wine’s bright, fruity personality: it has none of the tarry, inky, peppery nuances that I usually associate with Poggio alle Mura, and it’s probably the first-ever Poggio alle Mura Brunello that I actually like. Very well done. — Ian D’Agata

Date posted: December 15, 2014

Castello Banfi Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino red wine bottle from Tuscany, Italy