2009 Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino
Montalcino, Italy
WB Rating: 84

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $17.49 (Publix, Sarasota FL)
Type: Italian Red
Principal varietal(s): Brunello clone of Sangiovese

This wine came highly rated, but I found it fairly unyielding at this point. Dry, dusty tannins overpowered the berry fruit and subtle spiciness. Maybe it was the food it was served with or the mood of this taster, but I found this wine unexciting and overpriced. - HK 2013-03-05


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