37. Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

Tuscany, Italy 2010
  • £52.00
Over 170 hectares of estate vineyards of 100% sangiovese grapes. The wine ages for 2 years in various sized French and Slovenian oak barrels. The Italian-American Mariani brothers together with Ezio Rivella, enoligists, understood the richness of the soil and the microclimate. (castellobanfi.com) Average critics’ score was 91pts; however, James Suckling scored it 95 pts. saying “Fabulous aromas… full body, very fine tannins a mineral, berry and orange peel and Tuscan-dust undertone. A structured, salty, savoury finish.” (Rupert Brendon) (C) 14% ABV