Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 1999

  • WS
    92
  • WE
    91
  • IWC
    90+
Varietal:
Sangiovese
Region:
Italy : Tuscany : Brunello di Montalcino
Producer:
Castello Banfi
See More:
90+ Ratings
Size Price Qty
750ml
$69.00
Quantity Available: 6
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Reviews

  • Wine Spectator

    James Suckling
    Web Only - 2010
    92 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.
  • Wine Enthusiast

    Michael Schachner
    June 1, 2004
    91 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

    Stephen Tanzer
    September 2004
    90+ 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?