• smctipton Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 13, 2022 - One of last 3 bottles of a case. Had expected this to fall off somewhat, but has been on this plateau for 10 years. No real sign of significant decline, but certainly no reason to hold off. Riper side of black fruits and licorice still prevail. Better day two. Day three slight imbalance to the acidic side.

  • ikkaariainen Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 21, 2021 - Utterly spectacular, the wine of the night at our dinner club last night against some very stiff competition from a few similarly aged high end Bordeauxs. I wish we had more then this one bottle. Paired beautifully with an Asian lamb dish. This easily has another 5-10 years to go with proper cellaring. THIS is what a high end mature sangiovese should be like and taste like.

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  • Milos Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 14, 2021 - I drank this wine over eleven years ago and I think I just need to repeat the tasting note from then. Well, maybe change the restaurant and take out the “still quite primary”. It has soften just a touch. “Stunning wine! Great dinner at Piano Piano. Bright red; very little sign of age. Forward nose of forest floor notes, violets, raspberry. Balance palate with intense dark fruit and touch of wood. Long focused and balanced finish. Everything a Brunello should be! Easily will go another 5 to 10 years.”

  • Val D'Orcia Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 27, 2020 - Lovely nose of dark fruit and earth. Good fruit still with red currant and boysenberry. Also mid-palate of licorice and spice. Long elegant finish. Very satisfying. Perfect now and should last several more years but likely will not improve more.

  • AB16 Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 30, 2020 - Nice wine. Ripe year, still good fruit without tons of complexity, good acid and just passing its prime

  • pavel_p Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 2, 2019 - First bottle from a case, Coravin pour only. Dark garnet in the glass without visible bricking. The first sip confirms that this has held up well with still juicy dark fruit, soil and some medicinal notes. Clearly a modern Brunello on the dark spectrum of things which must have seen mainly French barrique. While easy drinking, this does not show much complexity so cannot fully agree with some of the enthusiastic notes below. Will see how rest of bottle shows with a bit more air.
    This was the first vintage of Poggio alle Mura and hence one of the earlier single vineyards Brunellos. As per Banfi webpage, vines were planted only in 1992, so it would not be fair to expect already a particularly complex wine here. Well done for what it is.

  • RobbieBob Likes this wine: 97 points

    March 15, 2019 - This is a gorgeous wine. Beautiful aromas of truffles, dark cherries and earthy black soil. We decanted this well-structured wine about 2 hours giving it a chance to breathe. It was closed in the start but opened up to become velvety, rich and subtle. Tasting notes include ripe cherries, blackberries with vanilla on the finish. We have two more bottles to enjoy and expect to give them a couple more years in the cellar. Outstanding Brunello!

  • Hawk94 wrote: 93 points

    February 14, 2019 - Dark ruby red, dark fruits nose, beautiful acidity, balanced, refined, bold, and chunky/chewy tannins, fresh cherry, cranberry juice, licorice, silky smooth, sweet after taste, long pleasant finish. The wine is peaking and last a decade or so for drinking. Would like to have a bit more sweetness to it. Did I mention the tannins? Yes, tannins still very youthful, firm, astringent but smooth, and lasting.

  • SteveHyde wrote: 88 points

    August 8, 2018 - Meh. Rates moderately on typicity. Is this Sangiovese? Has a highly styled, international quality to it. Enjoyable with a family dinner, but in this price range will not buy again.

  • milcopa wrote: 96 points

    June 9, 2018 - Fabulous!