Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Front Label
Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Front LabelBanfi Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Front Bottle Shot

Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2013

  • JS95
  • RP92
  • WS91
750ML / 14% ABV
Other Vintages
  • JS93
  • WS92
  • RP92
  • WE92
  • JS95
  • RP94
  • WE92
  • WS92
  • JD91
  • D91
  • JS94
  • WS93
  • RP93
  • W&S90
  • JS92
  • RP91
  • WS93
  • JS93
  • RP92
  • JS92
  • RP91
  • WW91
  • WS90
  • JS95
  • WS92
  • TP92
  • RP92
  • W&S90
  • JS91
  • RP91
  • JS93
  • WE91
  • WS91
  • JS94
  • WE92
  • RP91
  • WS90
  • JS95
  • WE92
  • RP92
  • W&S90
  • WS90
  • WS93
  • JS93
  • W&S92
  • W&S90
  • WS90
  • WS88
  • WS93
  • WE91
  • WE90
  • WS94
  • WE91
  • WS92
  • WS94
  • W&S92
  • WE92
  • W&S92
  • WE92
  • WS91
  • WS90
  • WS90
All Vintages
Regular price
Currently Unavailable $85.99
Try the
85 99
85 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
0
Limit Reached
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Ships Tue, Jul 12
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
4.1 48 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

4.1 48 Ratings
750ML / 14% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. The nose is complex and sweet with hints of plum jam, coffee and tobacco. In the mouth the tannins are soft and sweet, not aggressive. Great persistence and aging potential.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
JS 95
James Suckling
Ripe cherry and walnut with fresh herb undertones and spice. Full body, extremely fine tannins and a silky, textured finish. Very classic and balanced. Beautifully crafted. Drink or hold.
RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Castello Banfi's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino denotes riper and softer fruit than most of its peers in this vintage. This historic estate is located in the southern quadrant of the appellation, where temperatures are a few degrees warmer on average. You don't always taste that difference in ripeness, but for some reason, it comes forward with increased intensity in 2013. Therefore, I am officially recommending this wine to all those Brunello lovers who appreciate a little more volume and softness on those proverbial love handles. If you like 'em lean and mean, go elsewhere. But if you happen to be seated in front of a piping hot beefsteak that was just pulled off the grill, then you should definitely reach for this bottle

Rating:92+

WS 91
Wine Spectator
Cherry and plum flavors highlight this well-structured red, along with notes of leather, earth and wild herbs. Firms up as the dense tannins come into play on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2037.
View More
Banfi

Castello Banfi

View all products
Castello Banfi, Italy
Castello Banfi Winery Video

Castello Banfi is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery located in the Brunello region of Tuscany. This award-winning estate was founded on the philosophy of blending tradition with innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in elevating the standards of Italian winemaking. Dedication to excellence has won the approval of aficionados the world over. Capturing honor after prestigious honor, Castello Banfi is a constellation of single vineyards encompassing over three dozen varying subsoils. The estate is renowned for its clonal research that allows noble grape varieties to thrive in their optimal terroir, creating not only a consistently outstanding Brunello, but the ultimate expression of Montalcino Super Tuscans.

Image for Montalcino Wine Tuscany, Italy content section

Montalcino Wine

Tuscany, Italy

View all products

Famous for its bold, layered and long-lived red, Brunello di Montalcino, the town of Montalcino is about 70 miles south of Florence, and has a warmer and drier climate than that of its neighbor, Chianti. The Sangiovese grape is king here, as it is in Chianti, but Montalcino has its own clone called Brunello.

The Brunello vineyards of Montalcino blanket the rolling hills surrounding the village and fan out at various elevations, creating the potential for Brunello wines expressing different styles. From the valleys, where deeper deposits of clay are found, come wines typically bolder, more concentrated and rich in opulent black fruit. The hillside vineyards produce wines more concentrated in red fruits and floral aromas; these sites reach up to over 1,600 feet and have shallow soils of rocks and shale.

Brunello di Montalcino by law must be aged a minimum of four years, including two years in barrel before realease and once released, typically needs more time in bottle for its drinking potential to be fully reached. The good news is that Montalcino makes a “baby brother” version. The wines called Rosso di Montalcino are often made from younger vines, aged for about a year before release, offer extraordinary values and are ready to drink young.

Image for Sangiovese Wine content section
View all products

Among Italy's elite red grape varieties, Sangiovese has the perfect intersection of bright red fruit and savory earthiness and is responsible for the best red wines of Tuscany. While it is best known as the chief component of Chianti, it is also the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and reaches the height of its power and intensity in the complex, long-lived Brunello di Montalcino. Somm Secret—Sangiovese doubles under the alias, Nielluccio, on the French island of Corsica where it produces distinctly floral and refreshing reds and rosés.

NDF346444_2013 Item# 400116

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...