Red

2003 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino
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Community Tasting Notes 50

  • walkerjfw wrote: 89 points

    June 26, 2021 - Last bottle of this, in my cellar for some time (10+ years...) Brought to Gennaro's for dinner with Valerie and Charlotte. PnP, drank over 2.5 hours

    This was meaningfully different an hour+ in. First impressions indicated wine was gone, stringent and faded. Gradually opened up...notes reflect once opened up. Medium garnet/tawny color. Nose showing red fruit, cherry, leather. Palate of dusted dark cherry, plum, currant, some sweetness through the mid palate. Medium weight and finish.

    Glad I took some time with it...being at the restaurant kept me from dumping it...:) Certainly past its peak (depending on one's definition) but once it opened its enjoyable and classic Brunello. Be patient, not bad!

  • 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.

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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 545 (54%)
  • Consumed 458 (46%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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