Banfi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.11463 ratings
9.0106 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Bottle age was kind to this basic Banfi BdM. Brambly, dark flowers, pipe tobacco. Rich and almost creamy sour cherry on a beautiful backbone of oak tannins, sweet fig paste and leathery earth.

Bottle age was kind to this basic Banfi BdM. Brambly, dark flowers, pipe tobacco. Rich and almost creamy sour cherry on a beautiful backbone of oak tannins, sweet fig paste and leathery earth.

May 10th, 2020
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Strong nose of black plums, cherries, cloves, light vegetables, oak, light tar, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, leather, light vanilla, light vegetables, wood and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, vegetables, wood, light cloves and tar.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Italian Brunello is drinking very nicely now.

Well balanced with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity. This 12 year old is peaking now.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the complexity. Do take your time with it, as it is well worth it.

A very nice wine to sip on, and share with friends and talk about. Good with food as well. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, and light appetizers.

Robert Parker 91 points. Wine Enthusiasts 92 points.

100% Sangiovese grapes, were aged for 24 months in Oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Strong nose of black plums, cherries, cloves, light vegetables, oak, light tar, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, leather, light vanilla, light vegetables, wood and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, vegetables, wood, light cloves and tar.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Italian Brunello is drinking very nicely now.

Well balanced with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity. This 12 year old is peaking now.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the complexity. Do take your time with it, as it is well worth it.

A very nice wine to sip on, and share with friends and talk about. Good with food as well. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, and light appetizers.

Robert Parker 91 points. Wine Enthusiasts 92 points.

100% Sangiovese grapes, were aged for 24 months in Oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.

Jul 20th, 2019
Amy Huson

Banfi seldom disappoints. The 2012 is refined and savory. Tannins are silky yet grippy and the acidity is stark so with age it will develop. Vanilla and dark chocolate aromas and flavors with a bit of wet soil/dried mushroom. Nicely complex.

Banfi seldom disappoints. The 2012 is refined and savory. Tannins are silky yet grippy and the acidity is stark so with age it will develop. Vanilla and dark chocolate aromas and flavors with a bit of wet soil/dried mushroom. Nicely complex.

Jan 3rd, 2018
Brian Thompson

Sales & Marketing Krupp Brothers Winery, Stagecoach Vineyard

9.4

Really solid. Dark berry, sage and smoky aromas. Gorgeously balanced and lingering on the palate. Long finish without being tannic. Lovely!

Really solid. Dark berry, sage and smoky aromas. Gorgeously balanced and lingering on the palate. Long finish without being tannic. Lovely!

Nov 4th, 2017
Sean Genn

Dusty cherry, violets and dried herbs. Young but approachable. Modern style Brunello.

Dusty cherry, violets and dried herbs. Young but approachable. Modern style Brunello.

Aug 24th, 2017
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.6

Red fruit, spice, funk on nose. Extremely complex palate of cherry, spice, almond smokiness, dusty chocolate. So good!

Red fruit, spice, funk on nose. Extremely complex palate of cherry, spice, almond smokiness, dusty chocolate. So good!

9 people found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2013
Christopher Sartors

Smokey and complex. Chocolate and dark berry flavor comes through to a long finish

Smokey and complex. Chocolate and dark berry flavor comes through to a long finish

3 people found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2015
Nick Davis

This wine took me away. Up to the clouds, and deep in the ocean. A poetic gesture of development.

This wine took me away. Up to the clouds, and deep in the ocean. A poetic gesture of development.

3 people found it helpfulMay 16th, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Bit on the ripe side for me. Prune and chocolate notes rob brightness. Enjoyed floral perfume, cherry fruit.

Bit on the ripe side for me. Prune and chocolate notes rob brightness. Enjoyed floral perfume, cherry fruit.

3 people found it helpfulJul 5th, 2014