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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Banfi Poggio all Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997
Banfi Poggio all Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997
(search item no. 75019)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Blockbuster. Incredibly intense black cherry aromas, with hints of mint and red licorice. It soon turns to flowers. Full-bodied, and full-throttled, with masses of tannins and concentrated fruit. Very extracted. Needs time still. Best after 2006."
-Wine Spectator
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About Castello Banfi:

In 1978 John and Harry Mariani, owners of the U.S. wine importer Banfi Vintners, established the award winning vineyard estate and winery Castello Banfi in the Brunello region of Tuscany. A constellation of single vineyards located on ideal sites cover about one third of the 7,100 acre (2,830 hectares) estate. The remaining land consists of bucolic meadows, olive and plum groves, and woodland. Central to the property is a medieval castle that functions as a hospitality center, hosting visitors at a full service restaurant, enoteca and museum dedicated to the history of glass and its relation to wine.