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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2008 DOCG

Working with new clones of sangiovese grosso, Castello Banfi produces a clean Brunello with saturated red fruit. It’s tight and firm as a young wine, with touches of volatility that will add complexity as it ages. (April 2014) Listed as one of the Year’s Best Tuscan Reds.

Date posted: February 27, 2014

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2008 DOCG

Banfi, one of Montalcino’s leading estates, effectively reinvented and popularized Brunello in the late 1970s by modernizing the wine without eviscerating its character or its Tuscan roots.  They’ve been making fine Brunello even since.  Though firm and dense and replete with the dark minerality characteristic of Brunello, Banfi’s 2008 is remarkably approachable now.  Try it […]

Date posted: September 27, 2013

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2008 DOCG

Banfi’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino wraps around the palate with black fruit, tobacco, smoke, licorice and new leather. An attractive, mid-weight wine, the 2008 should drink nicely for at least a handful of years. The 2008 shows lovely density and richness for the year, with hints of smoke, licorice and tobacco that add complexity on […]

Date posted: July 24, 2013

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2008 DOCG

A vibrant, cherry- and black currant-flavored red, with a bracing structure that drives to the lingering conclusion. The tannins are pronounced yet well-integrated, with hints of spice and tobacco on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 45,800 cases made.  — Bruce Sanderson (6/2013)

Date posted: May 23, 2013

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2008 DOCG

“This selection offers balance and integrated aromas of spice, dark fruit, leather, tobacco, cola and rum cake. The wine shows power and heft both in terms of alcohol and consistency. Smoothly polished, fine tannins appear on the close.” – Monica Larner (January 2013)

Date posted: April 25, 2013

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2008 DOCG

A wine with chocolate, berry and hazelnut character with hints of earth. Full body, yet reserved and balanced with a pretty aftertaste. This is really delicious. Drink now. – JS (02/11/2013)

Date posted: March 21, 2013

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