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Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2014 Toscana IGT

Leans toward the herbal side, yet stays grounded by black currant and licorice flavors. The overall result offers a trim frame and mix of leaf and fruit notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah. Best from 2020 through 2028.

Date posted: August 15, 2018

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Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2013 Toscana IGT

A blend consisting of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 15% Syrah, this has aromas of black currant, pipe tobacco and a whiff of purple flower. Vibrant and elegant, the medium-bodied palate offers succulent blackberry, crunchy red cherry, clove and star anise alongside polished, fine-grained tannins.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2008 Toscana IGT

A big and juicy wine, with plums and berries and toasted oak. A little spicy, with cedar and dried fruits aftertaste. Best after 2012. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, and Syrah.

Date posted: March 31, 2016

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Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2009 Toscana IGT

Gorgeous aromas of blackberries and spices follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity, spicy finish. Give it three or four years to soften. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, and Syrah.

Date posted: March 31, 2016

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Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2012 Toscana IGT

A delicious red with plum, lemon rind and blackcurrant aromas and flavors. A little austere now but shows a long and characterful finish. Cabernet sauvignon comes through here with purity. Drink now or hold.

Date posted: March 31, 2016

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Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2011 Toscana IGT

A chewy red with shaved-chocolate, berry and nutmeg character. Full and savory. Lots of fruit. Clean finish. Always an excellent Super Tuscan. A blend of merlot, cabernet and sangiovese. Drink now.

Date posted: March 31, 2016

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Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2009 Toscana IGT

This blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah shows a decadently soft side thanks to its aromas of black cherry, tobacco, chocolate and subtle spice. It delivers density and substance on the finish and would pair with pasta and creamy porcini sauce. – M.L. (10/1/2012)

Date posted: March 8, 2013

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Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2009 Toscana IGT

This starts out round and supple, picking up dusty tannins as the plum and black cherry flavors develop on the palate. Finishes firm. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah. Best from 2014 through 2020. –B.S. (2012)

Date posted: March 8, 2013

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