Banfi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.2104 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
"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
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
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
Martin Sahlberg

Double magnum!

Double magnum!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2014
Mark Silverman

I brought this bottle in Italy in 2013 & carried it back. Opened today for Christmas 2018 with my family & allowed to breath in a crystal decanter that belonged to my Grandmother. Beautiful dark reddish brown with good legs. Smooth & dry with a delicate bouquet. Notes of cherry & vanilla & upfront with light Smokey tannin and a bit of pepper on finish. Well worth waiting for. Merry Christmas to all!

I brought this bottle in Italy in 2013 & carried it back. Opened today for Christmas 2018 with my family & allowed to breath in a crystal decanter that belonged to my Grandmother. Beautiful dark reddish brown with good legs. Smooth & dry with a delicate bouquet. Notes of cherry & vanilla & upfront with light Smokey tannin and a bit of pepper on finish. Well worth waiting for. Merry Christmas to all!

Dec 25th, 2018
Rob Mayes

Lots of oyster minerality. Ocean air. Ocean mist.

Lots of oyster minerality. Ocean air. Ocean mist.

Dec 29th, 2017
Shun Kikuchi

Complex. Mid- intensity of brick color. Chocolate, prune and cherry, forest tree and spice, touch of young blood, mint. Dry, mid+ dense acidity, vervety texture. Quite impressive victorious BdM.

Complex. Mid- intensity of brick color. Chocolate, prune and cherry, forest tree and spice, touch of young blood, mint. Dry, mid+ dense acidity, vervety texture. Quite impressive victorious BdM.

Sep 30th, 2017
Sylvain Rhainds

Très jeune

Très jeune

Oct 2nd, 2016
Shun Kikuchi

Has good potential but needs more time for silky texture and enough aroma.

Has good potential but needs more time for silky texture and enough aroma.

Jan 30th, 2016
Jose Marquez

Banfi Brunello '07

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Nov 19th, 2015