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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura 2012
SKU: 6498

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura 2012

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750ml
$119.95

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Castello Banfi
Alcohol/vol 13.4%
Tasting Notes Color: Deep ruby red, tending toward garnet. Bouquet: Violets, sweet ripe red fruits and berries, as well as cigar box and spices. Taste: Flavors of plums, cherries, blackberry jam and raspberries, with just a hint of wood. Well-structured with extraordinary concentration of fruit. Supple tannins and long finish. Food Pairing Ideal with red meat, savory game, and aged cheeses.
Wine Advocate
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Bright and generous, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura opens to a darkly concentrated appearance and bold aromatic intensity. The wine is forthcoming and immediate in appeal. The bouquet is redolent of blackberry, cherry confit, exotic spice, cola and dark chewing tobacco. The mouthfeel shows a higher degree of tannic astringency, however that may come from the oak. Poggio alle Mura sees up to 80% aged in barrique for two years and the rest in botte grand. I'd suggest giving it a few more years to let that firmness subside and soften. The wine is too young to drink now.

Monica Larner, February 28, 2017
Wine Spectator
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A dense, burly style, displaying cherry, iron, leather, earth, tobacco and spice flavors. Unyielding and compact now, yet also complex and long. Best from 2022 through 2035. 250 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, June 15, 2017