International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95($70) Saturated garnet with dark ruby reflections. Alluring nose of cinnamon, cedar, mint and iris. Wonderfully sweet in the mouth, with remarkably pure, fresh flavors of ripe plum, bing cherry and vanilla bean. Silky tannins and intriguing whiffs of cocoa and cassis on the lingering finish. This unfiltered wine is the first vintage from a single vineyard on the Castello Banfi estate. (Banfi Vintners, Old Brookville, NY)Author: Edward BeltramiIssue: July/August 2002
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88The deep ruby/purple-colored 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura displays an international bouquet of red and black fruits, wood, licorice, and earth. There is excellent depth and ripeness, but this monolithic Brunello lacks heart and soul. The long finish reveals moderate tannin. Let's see what develops.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96This balanced red is built for aging. Loads of strawberry, cherry and red licorice aromas. Full-bodied and very tannic, yet refined and polished, with a caressing texture. Long, long finish. A masterpiece. 6,500 cases made.
Self | Rating: 95Drink Dates: 2008-2017Author: dwdorman
Self | Rating: 88Author: Edward O88
Self | Rating: 91Author: Leftymtb
Self | Rating: 92Author: Edward T707
Self | Rating: 93Author: RDV
Self | Rating: 95Great bottle. Firm tannins. Better on day 2.Drink Dates: 2008-2017Author: Jerry
The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. is the variety of the region's best-known wines, and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 1115 bottles owned
- 195 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 195 collectors)