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    Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2006
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • JS95
    • WE92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 James Suckling, 92 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Enthusiast, 90 Wine Spectator, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 108962

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 1997 vintage of this wine was ranked #3 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2002

    Intense ruby red in color with garnet reflections. Aromas of violets and vanilla, with hints of licorice. Velvety palate, with tart-cherry flavors and traces of spice. Well structured with supple tannins, superb concentration, and good acidity. Persistent finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Lots of sandalwood, with blueberry and blackberry aromas and hints of dried flowers. Cola too. Full body, with fine tannins and a long caressing finish. It’s so integrated and refined. The tannins are finely knit. Benchmark for the style and excellence of the vintage. Best after 2013.

    95 Points
    James Suckling

    The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine laced with red berries, flowers and subtle hints of earthiness. Soft and supple throughout, the Brunello shows lovely juiciness in its fruit and a delicate, understated personality. The 2006 represents yet another step in the more elegant, refined direction the estate has taken in recent years. The 2006 Brunello was aged in equal parts cask and French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Castello Banfi’s 2006 Brunello opens with smooth and soft cherry flavors and is packed tight with background aromatics that include tobacco, cola, leather and more dark fruit. The wine’s texture is silky, crisp and long-lasting.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Smooth and round, this red offers cherry, bitter almond, spice and woodsy notes. The tannins are dense, but this is balanced overall and lingers on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2022. 45,830 cases made

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Bright deep red. Sexy aromas and flavors of raspberry and musky tobacco, with wilder suggestions of leather, herbs and dried flowers. A suave, silky midweight, with a fine-grained texture and nicely integrated acidity. Finishes with broad, sweet tannins and very good length. Not overly oaky despite having spent two years in barriques.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    A substantial and forceful sangiovese grosso, this has dark scents of fruit skin and floral, tomato leaf character. It's lean, firm and peppery in the finish, needing several years for the tannins to mature and integrate with the warmth of the wine.

    90 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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