Red

1997 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino
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Community Tasting Notes 251

  • firstgrowth Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 8, 2019 - With lasagna from Pizza of Venice Altadena Ca. Took an hour to start to mellow and then became really nice & smooth. Still young if you wait- first taste after opening was tainted but that blew off after an hour.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Ron Slye wrote: 91 points

    October 27, 2018 - Still drinking beautifully. A bit less than the Fontallaro, but still lovely.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Dvogt wrote: 96 points

    August 27, 2018 - In a great place. Incredible life left in this.

  • vinhslee wrote: 92 points

    June 24, 2018 - Red fruits, leather, earthiness, mineral and intriguing notes of roasted herbs (or Chinese herbal tea), muted oak/vanilla. Very high quality acidity keeps the balance of flavours in check. Nice to drink now.

  • StainedGlass wrote: 92 points

    May 31, 2018 - This Brunello is in a great place. Medium ruby color. Subdued tannins, dusty, dried red cherry fruit, Chambord, tobacco leaf. Still vervacious and structured. Drink now.

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  • By Edward Beltrami
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/28/2015 (link) 92 points

    (Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino) Bricking very dark red violet color; aromatic, mature, dried berry, saline, coffee, roast beef nose; mature, savory, dried mushroom, beef jus, iodine palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/4/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino) Mature spicy plum and dried black fruit nose; very tasty, dried plum and berry palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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 000000027892, 080516044248, 080516044258, 3023674530168, 8015674530168, 8054181280913

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,545 (53%)
  • Consumed 2,212 (46%)

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