Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Marrucheto 2016 750ml
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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Marrucheto 2016

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Castello Banfi
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Intense ruby red color, its bouquet is elegant and refined. The complexity of the aromas is revealed in the ripe fruity notes of red plums and white peaches. Full bodied, vibrant and taut on the palate, with considerable acidity, it has soft, well-honed tannins and a balanced finish which lingers on the palate. Food Pairing Excellent with rich and flavorful dishes. It is also beautiful on its own as a meditation wine.
Wine Advocate
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This is a new wine from Castello Banfi that I can say, with a certain amount of pride, I witnessed come to life. For a few years, I have enjoyed parcel-by-parcel tastings with the winemaking team at Castello Banfi, and little did I know back then that this special vineyard was being singled out for its own bottling. The soils have layers of lime and fine sand in some spots, with rocky clay in others. The introduction of the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Marrucheto is big news for this estate, as it represents a shift toward vineyard mapping and micro vinifications that is quickly becoming part of the definition of a modern Brunello. Castello Banfi has been ahead of the curve on these fronts for many years. This new wine shows depth and power, yet it holds back so as never to be overpowering. The dark fruit is most certainly characterized by darkness and savory concentration, and there are plentiful notes of leather, tar and aniseed. What stands out here is the balanced intensity of the fruit that feels pure, linear and direct. That intensity is taken down a notch in the palate, where the wine is given more opportunity to show a more elegant side. For its inaugural vintage, Vigna Marrucheto is born under that lucky 2016 star. With 13,000 bottles made, this wine won't be released until September 2021 (and is not yet priced).

Monica Larner, November 30, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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The newest addition to Banfi's Brunello lineup, this single-vineyard offering boasts firm structure, finesse and radiance. Aged in large French casks, it opens with enticing aromas of blue flower, menthol, forest floor and star anise. On the full-bodied palate, tightly wound, fine-grained tannins accompany juicy Marasca cherry, blood orange, licorice and a hint of espresso while fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Still young and primary, it shows great aging potential and needs time to fully develop. Drink 2026-2041.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2021
Wine Spectator
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Though seemingly dense and impenetrable today, this red reveals a core of ripe cherry and berry fruit, surrounded by mineral, tobacco, earth and balsamic notes. Firm yet fresh, this should unwind nicely over time. To be released September 2021. Best from 2025 through 2048. 200 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2021

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