2016 Castello Banfi magna Cum Laude
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2016 Castello Banfi magna Cum Laude
  • WS 94
  • JS 93
  • WA 92
  • WE 90

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Reg: $39.94

$34.94

In Stock: 1 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WS 94
Wine Spectator, August 2020
A fruity style that's beginning to mellow, with black currant, floral, woodsy, mushroom, iron and spice flavors. Juicy and focused, offering refined tannins and terrific harmony. The lingering finish is persistent...   A fruity style that's beginning to mellow, with black currant, floral, woodsy, mushroom, iron and spice flavors. Juicy and focused, offering refined tannins and terrific harmony. The lingering finish is persistent, maintaining the fruit character. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah. Drink now through 2035. — B.S.  
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, July 2020
Aromas of berries, currants and flowers follow through to a full body with round, soft tannins and a fruity finish. Remains fresh, nicely herbal and balanced throughout. Better in a year or two, but already really...   Aromas of berries, currants and flowers follow through to a full body with round, soft tannins and a fruity finish. Remains fresh, nicely herbal and balanced throughout. Better in a year or two, but already really attractive. Drink or hold.  
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2020
The Castello Banfi 2016 Cum Laude is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. This wine feels a bit tight or more closely coiled and inward compared to the 2015. Ultimately, it offers more when given...   The Castello Banfi 2016 Cum Laude is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. This wine feels a bit tight or more closely coiled and inward compared to the 2015. Ultimately, it offers more when given time to open. This wine follows the classic lines of a so-called super Tuscan red with a broad range of aromas and a Tuscan character that shines bright. Some 140,000 bottles were made. - ML  
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast, May 2020
Aromas of black-skinned berry, sandalwood and mocha shape the nose on this medium-bodied red. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, the savory palate offers dried black cherry, tobacco and espresso...   Aromas of black-skinned berry, sandalwood and mocha shape the nose on this medium-bodied red. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, the savory palate offers dried black cherry, tobacco and espresso alongside polished tannins. KERIN O’KEEFE  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Sant'Antimo
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Winery

Castello Banfi

Castello Banfi, a family-owned wine estate in the Tuscany region, was founded in 1978 by Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani.

The Banfi territory encompasses 7,100 acres of land in Montalcino, of which about one third is planted with Sangiovese, Moscadello and other notable varieties on extremely rich and uniform soils of clay and calcium.

Banfi Piedmont was founded with the acquisition of the historic Bruzzone winery. The holdings there extend between the towns of Novi Ligure and Acqui over an area of 124 acres of which 114 are under vine.

The Banfi vineyards in Bolgheri, located south of Castagneto Carducci, give life to the prized Aska, bringing together intensity, roundness and structure.

Banfi also manages 100 acres of specialized vineyard in Chianti which bequeaths wines that bring together structure, elegance, and typical Tuscan personality.