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2015 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura Riserva

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March 5, 2023 - $81



97James Suckling

So opulent, plush and enticing with blackberry, blueberry, chocolate and walnut undertones. It’s full-bodied with balanced, refined and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Tannic and juicy.

95The Wine Advocate

Dried cassis and berry fruit tones are followed by tar, licorice and rosemary and accessible expression that underlines intensity...

94Jeb Dunnuck

Expressive aromatics of black cherry cola, balsamic, and sweet tobacco are followed by a generous mid-palate of sun ripened cherry and baked earth, with silky tannins and warming baking spice on the finish.

93Wine Spectator

This red combines strawberry and cherry flavors with underbrush notes. A rugged layer of tannins lays the base, while bitter almond and leafy underbrush accents emerge.

93Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of underbrush, leather and tobacco form the nose along with whiffs of oak-driven spice. Full bodied and linear, the palate features dried cherry, roasted coffee bean, spearmint and licorice...

16.5Jancis Robinson

Supple, with generous mouth-filling fruit and long, grainy tannins.


Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.