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1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino
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Community Tasting Notes 201
Barking Likes this wine: (91 points)
October 9, 2014 - Very nice still, but fading - drink now
Derek Darth Taster wrote: (90 points)
May 10, 2014 - A Randy Birthday (The Straits Wine Company @ UE Square): Tasted blind. Aired in decanter for >2 hours before drinking.
Appearance is clear, deep intensity, ruby colour.
Nose is clean, medium intensity, with aromas of tea leaves and a bit of leather. Don't get much fruit. ?Developing.
On the palate, high acidity, medium+ alcohol, medium+ silky tannins, medium+ body. Medium flavor intensity, with flavours of black tea leaves, leather, and extremely shy red fruit. Medium finish.
Good quality. I guessed a Brunello correctly. I think this could be in a dumb phase rather than past its prime. The fruit seems to be hiding rather than dead.
clairenclarence wrote: (89 points)
May 10, 2014 - decant.veri tight.nt able to detect much fruits except tea leaves which my frnd did.as for me it takes hell alot of effort it get some red fruits n plummy taste.the fruits was like hidden underneath a layer of clay.tis is definitely too much for me to appreciate incomparison to arnaldo caprai sagratino 25 anni 1996(both rather similiar in a way without much fruits support).though tere mite b small group of ppl will claim tis is a serious stuff due to tightness strcture,but sipping tis bttl nw is no way to b a pleasant one.nt too sure is tis wat ppl call dumb phase??will definitely keep a close watch on tis bttl rieview by the communities here.a 89 pts frm me nw,but wil rexplore the same bttl again if given the chance to get it
Armando B wrote: (88 points)
April 8, 2014 - Unlike some recent commenters' bottles, this one did not seem past prime. This one just probably was never anything other than a decent wine that underperformed in view of the year. Red fruit in medium bodied package. Nothing noteworthy about acid or texture. No secondary flavors of note. Enjoyable and without signficant flaws but nothing more than that.
Tom Myers Likes this wine: (89 points)
March 30, 2014 - A little past its prime for sure but still very good. Was likely in its prime 5 years ago.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
September/October 2004, Issue #116 (link)
(Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Red) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 1999
- Type Red
- Producer Castello Banfi
- Varietal Sangiovese
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Italy
- Region Tuscany
- SubRegion Montalcino
- Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
- UPC Codes 080516044248, 8015674530168
- Pending Delivery 10 (0%)
- In Cellars 2039 (59%)
- Consumed 1409 (41%)