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1998 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino
Drink between 2004 - 2011 (Edit)
CT87.6 94 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 61

  • Roga├Ęs wrote: 91 points

    January 8, 2022 - Beautiful deep garnet in the glass, tinged orange reflecting its age. Powerful nose led by leather, oak, dark fruit, forest floor. Little flat on the mid palate given somewhat lighter acidity, offset by some surprisingly grippy tannins. Moderate finish only, bit disappointing, with subtle fruit, green, and perhaps a hint of mushrooms to cap things off.

  • AlisonMT Likes this wine:

    April 12, 2020 - Drank for Easter with rack of lamb. Still very nice after 20+ years. Very smooth. (Originally purchased at Banfi winery in Tuscany on honeymoon)

  • Prosapio wrote:

    May 7, 2018 - Was still wonderful. Bottle opened for two hours.

  • BURGHen Boy Does not like this wine: 86 points

    October 29, 2016 - Flat, not a lot of acidity or fruit to hold up. Woodsy finish

  • epiphany Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 6, 2016 - Awesome wine. Nose is complex and engaging with ripe dark fruits, spices, and beautiful mature earthy and musty scents. Body is light on entry but quickly fills out with dark fruits, spices and bacon fat richness. Finish is soft and long. Found this for $29 at local shop closing up business. Went back next day for remaining two bottles but they were gone...what a dissapointment. Anyhow, it was great to drink another reference point wine for the more current vintages that I am collecting and laying down.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2003, IWC Issue #110 (link)

    (Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/22/2003 (link)

    (Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 481 (54%)
  • Consumed 409 (46%)

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