DAMAGED LABEL: Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2018 (750 ml)

  • WS: 93
  • RP: 93
  • JS: 93
  • JD: 90

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2018

*** DAMAGED LABEL ***

A rich and elegant Brunello, both in structure and in olfactory expression. Brilliant ruby red with garnet-colored reflections, on the nose the aroma is sweet and fruity, the hints of fresh red fruit stand out, which combine perfectly with the more complex notes of licorice and pipe tobacco. The structure is powerful, and the palate is pleasantly enveloped by a consistent tannic texture, well balanced by a pleasant acidity. Extremely persistent with excellent aging potential.

Critic Ratings

Wine Spectator - Rated 93:
Round, fleshy and succulent, exuding black cherry, blackberry, violet and rosemary flavors. This has a glycerol feel, fine balance and harmony, with a long, fruity, savory and minerally aftertaste. Combines power and energy.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review - Rated 93:
Castello Banfi brings us this classic expression of the vintage. Their 2018 Brunello di Montalcino is hearty and dark with a level of distinguished power (with 15% alcohol) and sophistication that you only get with Brunello, a wine that by law ages for five years before its commercial release. Dark plum and blackcurrant segue seamlessly to spice, tar and black earth. The fruit ripeness is opulent and contrasted against elegant acidity and polished tannins.

James Suckling Review - Rated 93:
This has a pretty nose of dried roses, cocoa powder, red tea, hazelnut skins, cherries, plum stones and sandalwood. Full-bodied with very finely-knit tannins and zippy acidity. So much life and energy. Drink from 2023.

Jeb Dunnuck Review - Rated 90:

Taking on more wood influence, the 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino is fragrant with cedar, vanillin spice, red plum, and clove. It is medium to full body, with tannins that turn to the more amaro spectrum quickly, with notes of turned potting soil and dried cherry pit. The palate is savory and gripping with potential wood tannins that give the impression they will outlast the fruit. Drink 2025-2030.


Winery Banfi
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Year 2018
Grape Varietal Sangiovese
Size 750 ML
ABV 13.5%
Wine Style Red Wine

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