Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2016

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
IWR 97
JS 96
WA 95
WS 95
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Item # 337816

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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: May 2021) 12+ Available
97 points International Wine Report: "Unique to its place of origin, it dispenses a noble energy made of wild and attractive shades reminiscent of currants, raspberries, pomegranate, acacia flowers and rhubarb. Ginseng root melds with the notes of wild myrtle and camphor in the background. Medium-full body, slightly rigid tannins at the moment that hide energy and structure and a tense and vibrant finish. Best from 2022."

96 points James Suckling: "Cool and perfumed 2016 Brunello with black cherries, flowers and crushed stones. Medium to full body with firm, chewy tannins, yet polished and very silky. Mineral and seaweed undertones. Just a hint of bitterness. Drink after 2023. (11/11/20)"

95 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "This wine represents a selection of fruit from vineyards near the property's postcard-perfect Castello, and it's often the most representative of the new releases presented each year by Castello Banfi. From a classic and balanced vintage, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura shows beautiful depth and balance with dark fruit, cassis, dried cherry, licorice, balsam herb and earthy tones. The wine is symmetrical, tight and elegant with long, silky tannins. This is the full Banfi package. Drink: 2024-2042. (Nov 2020)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "[$100 list] There’s a lot going on in this bone-dry yet complex red, whose cherry, strawberry and plum fruit meshes with iron, tobacco, wild thyme and Mediterranean pine flavors, while the dusty tannins exert their presence on the lingering finish. Think hearty stews or wild boar ragù. Best from 2025 through 2043. 160 cases imported. (3/17/21)"
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97 points International Wine Report: "Unique to its place of origin, it dispenses a noble energy made of wild and attractive shades reminiscent of currants, raspberries, pomegranate, acacia flowers and rhubarb. Ginseng root melds with the notes of wild myrtle and camphor in the background. Medium-full body, slightly rigid tannins at the moment that hide energy and structure and a tense and vibrant finish. Best from 2022."

96 points James Suckling: "Cool and perfumed 2016 Brunello with black cherries, flowers and crushed stones. Medium to full body with firm, chewy tannins, yet polished and very silky. Mineral and seaweed undertones. Just a hint of bitterness. Drink after 2023. (11/11/20)"

95 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "This wine represents a selection of fruit from vineyards near the property's postcard-perfect Castello, and it's often the most representative of the new releases presented each year by Castello Banfi. From a classic and balanced vintage, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura shows beautiful depth and balance with dark fruit, cassis, dried cherry, licorice, balsam herb and earthy tones. The wine is symmetrical, tight and elegant with long, silky tannins. This is the full Banfi package. Drink: 2024-2042. (Nov 2020)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "[$100 list] There’s a lot going on in this bone-dry yet complex red, whose cherry, strawberry and plum fruit meshes with iron, tobacco, wild thyme and Mediterranean pine flavors, while the dusty tannins exert their presence on the lingering finish. Think hearty stews or wild boar ragù. Best from 2025 through 2043. 160 cases imported. (3/17/21)"
Product SKU 337816
Producer Banfi
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
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