Banfi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1853 ratings
9.059 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
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
Joe Lucca

Fully mature. The nose is complex, funky and earthy with spice. Smells like walking through a winery's caves. Oak, stewed plums, pipe tobacco. Finishes with beautiful bright acidity and cooked cherries. A great example of how quality produced wines will stand the test of time. For sure, it's not what it was 5 years ago, but happy we both are 5 years older and still going 😃

Fully mature. The nose is complex, funky and earthy with spice. Smells like walking through a winery's caves. Oak, stewed plums, pipe tobacco. Finishes with beautiful bright acidity and cooked cherries. A great example of how quality produced wines will stand the test of time. For sure, it's not what it was 5 years ago, but happy we both are 5 years older and still going 😃

1 person found it helpfulJan 8th, 2016
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

6.3

Over the hill

Over the hill

1 person found it helpfulAug 5th, 2013
Kyle Gabriel

Tannin city, but delicious.

Tannin city, but delicious.

Feb 20th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

A good use of oak across the entire range of Banfi in 2010-2011. Very classic in style and true Sangiovese character. Excellent!

A good use of oak across the entire range of Banfi in 2010-2011. Very classic in style and true Sangiovese character. Excellent!

Jan 27th, 2016