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[Buy 8 Get 4 @ 50% off] Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 93] [JS 93] [RP 92]
Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 93] [JS 93] [RP 92]


 
Retail Price: $800.00
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Winery: Castello Banfi
Varietal: Sangiovese Grosso
Region: Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 12 x 750 mL

Product Code: BANFIBRUNELLO12-W-12PK
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Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
 

Notes from the Winemaker:

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.
Brunello di Montalcino was Italy’s first wine to be accorded DOCG status, a testament to its aristocracy, balance and fabulous proclivity for aging.
Our Banfi Brunello di Montalcino is a culmination of over two decades of Castello Banfi’s pioneering research on the clones of Sangiovese; with the goal of producing a more outstanding quality Brunello. A meticulous grape selection is followed by vinification with skin contact for 10-12 days. Released in the 5th year after harvest, the wine is aged for a minimum of 4 years, including 2 years in oak barrels of various sizes, mainly French oak barriques, and partly in Slavonian oak casks. Perfect with red meats, wild game and aged cheeses.

Area of Production: Estate vineyards on the southern hills of Montalcino.
Soil: Stony, calcareous and well-structured.
Altitude: 720 feet above sea level.
Production Technique:
A meticulous grape selection is followed by vinification with skin contact for 10-12 days. Released in the 5th year after harvest, the wine is aged for a minimum of 4 years, including 2 years in oak barrels of various sizes, mainly French oak barriques and partly in Slavonian oak casks.
Color: Intense ruby red with garnet reflections.
Bouquet: Ethereal, violet, vanilla with hints of licorice.
Taste: Full, soft, velvety, with traces of spice.
Alcohol Content: 13-14%.
Total Acidity: 5.6 g/l.
Perfect with red meats, wild game and aged cheeses.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A textbook Brunello, mingling cherry and berry fruit with bitter almond, iron, sanguine and tobacco notes. Well-structured and harmonious, this should rein in the tannins with a few years of aging. Best from 2020 through 2033. 8,000 cases imported." – BS (Jun 15, 2017)

93 Points - James Suckling:

"A sleek and pretty red with plum and light chocolate character plus hints of walnuts. Medium to full body and fine tannins. Shows the ripe balance of the 2012 vintage for Brunello. Drink or hold." - (December 1, 2016)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Castello Banfi's 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a textbook expression of the vintage. This wine faithfully reflects the warmth of the vintage thanks to aromas of plump cherry, blackberry, spice, grilled herb and rosemary. The bouquet offers a very Mediterranean quality that is saturated, rich and succulent. There's a distant mineral vein that fits perfectly within this aromatic portrait of Sangiovese. Castello Banfi has done a good job building up the mouthfeel in a vintage that has produced many thin and lean wines. This expression offers respectable dimension and depth. Eighty percent of the wine is aged in botte grande and the rest goes into French barrique for two years." - Monica Larner (28th Feb 2017)

89 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Shy aromas suggesting ripe black-skinned fruit, espresso and a whiff of dark spice emerge in the glass. The medium-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, mocha and grilled sage alongside fresh acidity and taut tightly knit tannins. Drink after 2019." - Kerin O’Keefe (5/1/2017)


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