Red

1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • > Tuscany
  • > Montalcino
  • > Brunello di Montalcino
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Community Tasting Notes 204

  • Stevey Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 20, 2014 - 12/20/2014 Note: Opened my 2nd (and last) bottle of this vintage. It's singing now! Same tasting profile as in 7/2013 but tannins are a marginally stronger than in 2013 and perfectly integrated and consistent. Still drinking well at back end of drinking window, better than last year.

    7/16/2013 Note: Popped and poured BYOW from my cellar to restaurant. Medium body, nicely balanced dark berry fruit. Easy drinking with just the right degree of complexity to make it interesting. Medium finish. Light tannins more notable on the finish that appears to gain strength 30 min later. Not powerful but elegant. This wine is peaking now and should stay that way for a few years more.

  • chrisriddick wrote: (89 points)

    November 27, 2014 - Might be just a bit past its best time

  • Zed57 wrote:

    November 16, 2014 - Slightly past it's peak. Smoky complex blackberry and a leathery finish. Cerebral and food friendly but perhaps not everyone's taste.

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 4, 2014 - Dark red in color. Restrained aromas of black cherry, violets, licorice and incense gives way to a medium bodied wine that shows sweet crushed red fruits, medium acidity, discernible wood and fine grainy tannins on the finish. At least this bottle felt a bit shut down on the nose.

  • Barking Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 9, 2014 - Very nice still, but fading - drink now

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    September/October 2004, Issue #116 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2049 (58%)
  • Consumed 1445 (41%)

Food Pairing

pasta red, Red wine risotto and roasted pork tenderloin.

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  22 votes