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Web Only - 201092 Decadent, earthy and opulent, with jam and spice on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, soft finish. There's wonderful density and beautiful fruit. So ready.—'99 Brunello blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. 55,000 cases made.
June 1, 200491 Rich, dark and muscular, with deep, jammy aromas of plum and blackberry. Banfi toes the line between modern and traditional, and this wine fits their model perfectly. It’s a ripe, sizable mouthful, yet it has some true-life edges to it. Drink now through 2009.
International Wine Cellar
September 200490+ Impressive saturated ruby, extremely dark for Brunello. Brooding aromas of dark berry syrup and licorice; distinct hints of surmaturite Then big, broad and extremely unevolved; highly concentrated but currently monolithic, and not really displaying its fruit. Finishes with big, chewy but ultimately rather fine tannins. Impressive in a modern style, but is this too solid for its own good?