Banfi Tuscany Centine Rosso 2011

This entry level red from Banfi continues to amaze. For the price it is without a doubt among the finest red wines in the world, and tasting it blind (as was the case at the fifth annual Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, where it earned a platinum award) is a clever way to surprise your guests, who will peg it as a much more expensive wine. This vintage is beautifully balanced, exhibits tart cherry fruit and a freshness that is both inviting and satisfying. Well done. – Robert Whitley

Date posted: January 31, 2014