Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2014
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Color: Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. Bouquet: Ethereal, violet, vanilla with hints of licorice. Taste: Full, soft, velvety, with traces of spice. Food Pairing Perfect with red meats, wild game and aged cheeses.
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
James SucklingLight clove and nutmeg character to the plum and cherry aromas. Subtle. Medium-bodied, very polished and balanced with a flavorful finish. Lovely, chewy tannins. Drink in 2020.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Brunello di Montalcino (with 480,000 bottles produced) reveals a pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to this challenging vintage. The wine makes good on a promise to deliver the cornerstone characteristics of Brunello including wild berry aromas with grilled herb, spice and forest floor. This vintage is not known for its intensity or thickness, and in fact the wine is mild and composed in personality. However, it is also silky and accessible with a very fine but firm tannic structure that is stitched in carefully like lacework at the back.
VinousGood full red. Pungent aromas of dark berries and herbs are strongly marked by notes of green bell pepper. Juicy and intense flavors of strawberry and dark cherry are accented by pungent herbs and flowers. Just a little too green on the back end for my taste, although the dusty tannins are ripe enough. Closes short and one dimensional. In this difficult year Banfi's Poggio alla Mura is a wildly better wine.
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