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1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

  • 92 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 75 JR
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SKU: 45316-1999-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($66) Impressive saturated ruby, extremely dark for Brunello. Brooding aromas of dark berry syrup and licorice; distinct hints of surmaturite Then big, broad and extremely unevolved; highly concentrated but currently monolithic, and not really displaying its fruit. Finishes with big, chewy but ultimately rather fine tannins. Impressive in a modern style, but is this too solid for its own good?
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Decadent, earthy and opulent, with jam and spice on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, soft finish. There's wonderful density and beautiful fruit. So ready.'99 Brunello blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. 55,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Deep purple. Relatively simple, bland red wine. Tasted immediately after Poggiolo, it seemed to have so little personality.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Ish Wine Cellar
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Billy the Kid
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: sm122097
  • Self | Rating: 92

    orange rim. Light to med body. Nose with caramel, stewed plums, even a hint of soya. Palate smooth long tannins with drying end, cherries, some leather , moca. Well balanced. Long Very Good
    Drink Dates: 2005-2020
    Author: docwine
  • Self | Rating: 92

    This wine has performed well for the past 5 years, and this most recent example continues the streak. Ruby red, silky, smoky with great aromatic presence. Drinks |fast| at the table! A great way to introduce classic Sangiovese, and Brunello. Might have a few more years to go, but continues to perform so well, why wait.
    Drink Dates: 2004-2015
    Author: Miguel L

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. Sangiovese is the variety of the region's best-known wines, Brunello di Montalcino 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

  • 816 bottles owned
  • 239 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 239 collectors)