7 Ratings
Castello Banfi Cum Laude

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) Combines 25% of a Banfi clonal selection of the Sangiovese grape with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 15% Syrah. Each wine is individually vinified and aged 14 months in French oak barrique to develop its unique style, then masterfully interwoven with the others to achieve an elegant bouquet and full, round flavor. Cum Laude is characterized by a rich color and soft, ripe fruit flavors. The wine is complex with aromas of juicy berries and spicy cherries, as well as clove, anise and black...

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  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2004 Vintage) At a recent tasting of Castello Banfi wines, I found the “Cum Laude” to be the star of the day. This very dark purple wine opens with an enticing sweet black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this win...
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2003 Vintage) This dark red wine opens with a mildly aromatic spicy black current like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is well balanced, smooth, has integrated acidity, and has impressive dusty black cherry fla...