Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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Sku 13365
Size 750ML
Vintage 2010

"From the Winery: Intense ruby red in color with garnet reflections. Aromas of violets and vanilla, with hints of licorice. Velvety palate, with tart-cherry flavors and traces of spice. Well structured with supple tannins, superb concentration, and good acidity. Persistent finish."

 

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James Suckling: 95 Points

Fabulous aromas of dried rose petal, orange peel, oyster shell and hints of dark fruits. Full body, very fine tannins with a mineral, berry and orange-peel and Tuscan-dust undertone. A structured, salty, savory finish. Better in 2017.

Wine Spectator: 92 Points

Aromas of eucalyptus, baked plum, leather and licorice complement the chocolate, leather and tar flavors. On the savory side, with dusty tannins finishing balanced and long. Best from 2016 through 2028.

The Wine Advocate: 92 Points

Castello Banfi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the ripest wines I have tasted from this vintage. The bouquet opens to chewy tones of cherry or raspberry preserves with dried prunes and figs at the back. This is no surprise considering the softly sloping, sea-facing vineyards located in the lower part of the appellation where temperatures are slightly warmer on average. There is no doubt that this is an impeccably crafted wine (it sees 50-50 aging in French barrique and larger oak casks) that aspires to a great level of intensity, power and fullness. The mouthfeel is round and immediate with sweet fruit flavors. This Brunello will appeal to those who like a softer side of Sangiovese.

Tasting Panel: 92 Points

Dense, lush and rich with chocolate, spice and cherry fruit; deep, earthy and balanced; long and smooth.

Wine and Spirits: 90 Points

Banfi’s normale is rich and warming, with jammy flavors of blackberry edged in dark chocolate, soy and a hint of orange zest. Decant it and the peppery finish will match roasted venison.

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