Red

2003 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino
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Community Tasting Notes 49

  • vdv115 Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 24, 2019 - Decanted for an hour. Nice level of tannins are still present, cherries and some old world funk on the palate. Nice level of acidity.

  • Mallards wrote: 92 points

    June 15, 2019 - Not dead with my care! Nice tannins and the classic Brunello tastes.

  • wpdragan wrote:

    May 9, 2019 - Way past it’s prime

  • dkwins Does not like this wine: 83 points

    March 18, 2018 - Drinkable, but barely. Resembled cough syrup more than any Brunello with character. At this point, my remaining 5 bottles are relegated for a late night added bottle when all that is expected is more alcohol.

  • Dan & Krista Stockman Likes this wine: 89 points

    July 17, 2017 - A bit strange, as if the parts weren't all put together correctly. We thought after all these years in the cellar it would have rounded out, but it still had an in-your-face attack. Then came a rather limp middle, followed by a burst of spice, then a long but wan finish.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2008, IWC Issue #139 (link)

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  • By Linda Murphy
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Montalcino: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Apr 2008) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • 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, 8054181280913, 9421013421117

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 543 (56%)
  • Consumed 429 (44%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beans, cheese, duck, game, lamb, meat, mushrooms, oxtail, pasta, poultry

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86% Like It  14 votes

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