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  • Cheese
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  • Pork
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  • Veal

1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

  • Sangiovese Grosso
  • 750ML
  • JS94
  • WS92
  • WE91
  • ST90

Reviews

JS94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
This is complex and round with wonderful ripe fruit and richness. I love its generosity, giving so much yet still reserved. So much going on here, mind blowing. Pull the cork! Find the wine.
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Decadent, earthy and opulent, with jam and spice on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, soft finish. There's wonderful density and beautiful fruit. So ready.—'99 Brunello blind... Decadent, earthy and opulent, with jam and spice on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, soft finish. There's wonderful density and beautiful fruit. So ready.—'99 Brunello blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. – JS
WE91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
Rich, dark and muscular, with deep, jammy aromas of plum and blackberry. Banfi toes the line between modern and traditional, and this wine fits their model perfectly. It’s a ripe, sizable mouthful, yet it has some... Rich, dark and muscular, with deep, jammy aromas of plum and blackberry. Banfi toes the line between modern and traditional, and this wine fits their model perfectly. It’s a ripe, sizable mouthful, yet it has some true-life edges to it. Drink now through 2009.
ST90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Impressive saturated ruby extremely dark for Brunello. Brooding aromas of dark berry syrup and licorice distinct hints of surmaturite Then big broad and extremely unevolved highly concentrated but currently monolithic... Impressive saturated ruby extremely dark for Brunello. Brooding aromas of dark berry syrup and licorice distinct hints of surmaturite Then big broad and extremely unevolved highly concentrated but currently monolithic and not really displaying its fruit. Finishes with big chewy but ultimately rather fine tannins. Impressive in a modern style but is this too solid for its own good? 90(+?) points

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