Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2006
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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2006
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Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Sangiovese Grosso
Region: Italy » Tuscany » Brunello di Montalcino
Producer: Castello Banfi
Alcohol: 14.0%
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Colour: intense ruby red with garnet reflections. Bouquet: ethereal, wide, light vanilla. Taste: full, soft, velvety and intense, with sensations of liquorice, spices and light goudron note.

James Suckling

Lots of sandalwood, with blueberry and blackberry aromas and hints of dried flowers. Cola too. Full body, with fine tannins and a long caressing finish. It's so integrated and refined. The tannins are finely knit. Benchmark for the style and excellence of the vintage. Best after 2013.

Score: 95. January 2011.

Wine Enthusiast

Castello Banfi's 2006 Brunello opens with smooth and soft cherry flavors and is packed tight with background aromatics that include tobacco, cola, leather and more dark fruit. The wine's texture is silky, crisp and long-lasting.

Score: 92. —Monica Larner, April 01, 2011.

Wine Advocate

The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine laced with red berries, flowers and subtle hints of earthiness. Soft and supple throughout, the Brunello shows lovely juiciness in its fruit and a delicate, understated personality. The 2006 represents yet another step in the more elegant, refined direction the estate has taken in recent years. The 2006 Brunello was aged in equal parts cask and French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.

Score: 92. —Antonio Galloni, May 2011.

Wine Spectator

Smooth and round, this red offers cherry, bitter almond, spice and woodsy notes. The tannins are dense, but this is balanced overall and lingers on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2022. 45,830 cases made.

Score: 90. —Bruce Sanderson, June 15, 2011.

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