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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Banfi Poggio all Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1999
Banfi Poggio all Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1999
(search item no. 85774)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $139.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#9 of Wine Spectator's 2005 Top 100 Wines A tremendously deep and intense color which is quite unheard of for a Sangiovese. A full bouquet of red fruits, plums, cherries and ripe blackberries is well balanced with hints of vanilla from the tannins. The wine opens on the palate with pleasant notes of licorice, tobacco and black olives. The tannins are thick and silky, extremely rich but not overpowering. The wine is full bodied and well structured, with excellent fruit concentration and length. A great wine that should only improve with age.
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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.