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Castello Banfi Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino

Wine Details

Varietal

Sangiovese

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) Chianti has long been regarded by many as the "most Italian" of wines, not only because it is the most widely produced classified wine, but also because it possesses a unique personality. Banfi Chianti Classico embodies all of the characteristics that have made this wine an enduring classic: an alluring bouquet of black fruit and violets; rich flavors of cherry and leather; supple tannins and good acidity for dining. Fermentation takes place with a traditional skin contact of 8 to 10 days. Agin...

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jul-02
  • Wine Advocate
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 144 on Dec-02
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jul-06
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/06