1997 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

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  • Sangiovese Grosso
  • 750ML
  • IWC 97
  • WS 94
  • WE 92

Reviews for 1997 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2002
...Penetrating aromas of underbrush sweet tobacco and wild mushroom. Quite juicy but also sumptuous and deep with rich flavors of mocha espresso and anise over a firm mineral backbone. There is no evidence of excess... ...Penetrating aromas of underbrush sweet tobacco and wild mushroom. Quite juicy but also sumptuous and deep with rich flavors of mocha espresso and anise over a firm mineral backbone. There is no evidence of excess weight in spite of the wine generous structure. The long close features glossy tannins and a flavor of cassis. At once powerful and elegant...
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Dark ruby-garnet. Aromas of blackberry, coffee bean and meat. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Big and racy. Still needs some bottle age.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best after 2009. – JS
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, August 2002
The Mariani family has produced a hugely concentrated, wood-dominated wine with powerful smoky aromas and concentrated black, ripe, chunky fruit. It’s heavy on the berries, both in the rustic, brambly nose and on the... The Mariani family has produced a hugely concentrated, wood-dominated wine with powerful smoky aromas and concentrated black, ripe, chunky fruit. It’s heavy on the berries, both in the rustic, brambly nose and on the deep, tight, classy palate. Toasty flavors come through the fruit, but these will soften and blend in with aging. Unlike many Brunellos, this one is drinkable right now, but could be cellared for 10 years or more.