2006 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

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  • Sangiovese Grosso
  • 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WA 92
  • WE 92
  • WS 90
  • ST 90
  • W&S 90

Reviews for 2006 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
I really like the perfume of dried cherries on this wine. Full bodied and with a wonderful velvety tannin structure with a long and forceful finish. Find the wine
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine laced with red berries flowers and subtle hints of earthiness. Soft and supple throughout the Brunello shows lovely juiciness in its fruit and a delicate understated... The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine laced with red berries flowers and subtle hints of earthiness. Soft and supple throughout the Brunello shows lovely juiciness in its fruit and a delicate understated personality. The 2006 represents yet another step in the more elegant refined direction the estate has taken in recent years. The 2006 Brunello was aged in equal parts cask and French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. A renewed focus on quality is in the air at Banfi. A new sorting table and smaller custom-designed tanks that allow for parcel-by-parcel vinification were added for the 2007 harvest and the first results seem promising. I tasted a number of single-clone and single-vineyard Brunelli from the 2009 vintage that showed beautifully while an approximate blend of the 2007 Brunello was also strong. It will be fascinating to watch the direction Montalcino's largest and best-known estate takes over the coming years.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Castello Banfi's 2006 Brunello opens with smooth and soft cherry flavors and is packed tight with background aromatics that include tobacco cola leather and more dark fruit. The wine's texture is silky crisp and long-lasting.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2011
Smooth and round, this red offers cherry, bitter almond, spice and woodsy notes. The tannins are dense, but this is balanced overall and lingers on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2022. – BS
ST 90
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2011
Bright deep red. Sexy aromas and flavors of raspberry and musky tobacco, with wilder suggestions of leather, herbs and dried flowers. A suave, silky midweight, with a fine-grained texture and nicely integrated acidity... Bright deep red. Sexy aromas and flavors of raspberry and musky tobacco, with wilder suggestions of leather, herbs and dried flowers. A suave, silky midweight, with a fine-grained texture and nicely integrated acidity. Finishes with broad, sweet tannins and very good length. Not overly oaky despite having spent two years in barriques.
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, April 2011
A substantial and forceful sangiovese grosso, this has dark scents of fruit skin and floral, tomato leaf character. It's lean, firm and peppery in the finish, needing several years for the tannins to mature and integrate... A substantial and forceful sangiovese grosso, this has dark scents of fruit skin and floral, tomato leaf character. It's lean, firm and peppery in the finish, needing several years for the tannins to mature and integrate with the warmth of the wine.
JJB 90
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
Aged in a variety of barrels and larger barriques. Pronounced aromas of concentrated cherry intermingle with fresh earth on the bouquet while the fruit flavors are focused and maintain a narrow profile on the palate. The... Aged in a variety of barrels and larger barriques. Pronounced aromas of concentrated cherry intermingle with fresh earth on the bouquet while the fruit flavors are focused and maintain a narrow profile on the palate. The finish displays a note of charred fruit and finely textured tannins. Made in a straightforward style this needs 2 years to unwind and will easily go another 10 years. Tasted in New York and at Vinitaly with consistent notes and scores.