Castello Banfi BelnerO 2010 Proprietor's Reserve

Banfi introduced this wine, a blend of mostly Sangiovese with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with the 2007 vintage. The 2010 is their best yet. With it, Banfi has captured wonderfully deep, dark, Brunello-like concentration and minerality that’s a perfect foil for the abundant black cherry-like fruitiness. Waves of flavor emerge as the wine opens after pouring, making each sip a new delight. The Banfi signature of polished tannins lends support without astringency and makes Belnero easy to enjoy now. Mouth watering acidity (it is from Tuscany, after all) keeps it fresh and you coming back for more. Tasted blind, it took a Platinum Medal at 10th International Critics Challenge wine competition and was also voted best red wine by the assembled judges. A fabulous buy! – Michael Apstein (7/2/2013)

Date posted: July 5, 2013

Castello Banfi BelnerO Super Tuscan red wine bottle from Tuscany, Italy