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Castello Banfi SummuS 2014

Shows nettles, spices, blackcurrant essence and Chinese spices. Medium to full body, medium-chewy tannins, tangy acidity and a tight finish. Drink now.

Date posted: September 13, 2018

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Castello Banfi SummuS 2014

Black currant, cedar, iron and sage notes prevail in this dense, powerful red. Retains a sense of elegance, finishing long, with echoes of fruit, herbs and spice. Everything is in the right place. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. 

Date posted: September 7, 2018

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Castello Banfi SummuS 2013

A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this vibrant red has alluring aromas of plum, blackberry, purple flower, espresso and a whiff of exotic spice. The elegant, structured palate delivers black cherry, black currant, pipe tobacco, vanilla and licorice alongside fresh acidity while firm, fine grained tannins lend a polished texture. Drink 2018–2028.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi SummuS 2012

A broad, meaty red, with plum, cherry, tobacco and leafy underbrush flavors. Finishes on the dry side, but nothing a good steak or meat ragù can’t enhance. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2023. 3,300 cases made.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi SummuS 2009

A wine with wonderful depth and fruit. Full body, with polished and silky tannins and an intense finish. So much going on. Currant, flowers and light hazelnut. Beautiful now but better in 2014. The best Summus ever.

Date posted: March 31, 2016

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Castello Banfi SummuS 2011

A round, beautiful red with blueberry, light chocolate and blackberry character. Full body, super-fine tannins and a fabulous finish. Drink now or hold.

Date posted: March 31, 2016

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Castello Banfi SummuS 2011

Subtle aromas of chocolate, espresso and ripe bluish-black fruit lead the nose of this robust blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah and 25% Sangiovese. The concentrated palate delivers ripe plum, dried black cherries, clove and black pepper alongside bracing tannins. You’ll also notice the heat of alcohol on the finish. — K.O. Published 8/1/2015

Date posted: January 5, 2016

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Castello Banfi SummuS 2010

A wine with grace and beauty with blueberry and chocolate character. Medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a clean finish. Sangiovese (25%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Syrah (35%). Delicious now but will be better in 2015. – JS (7/2013)

Date posted: July 23, 2013

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