0 immediate, 5 marketplace
Average critic rating : 88.0 points
Banfi’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino wraps around the palate with black fruit, tobacco, smoke, licorice and new leather. An attractive, mid-weight wine, the 2008 should drink nicely for at least a handful of years. The 2008 shows lovely density and richness for the year, with hints of smoke, licorice and tobacco that add complexity on the close. This is a fabulous effort considering a production level of around 500,000 bottles, a staggering sum by virtually any standard. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. ||I tasted a number of new wines from Castello Banfi this year. The estate seems to be differentiating their wines a little more than in the past into an entry-level line and a more prestigious Poggio alle Mura range, which has now been enhanced with the addition of a new Rosso and non-Riserva Poggio alle Mura Brunello. I have to say the new Poggio alle Mura wines are distinctive and highly appealing. eRobertParker.com.June, 2013
Castello Banfi is an Italian wine producer with vineyard holdings in Montalcino, Chianti, Bolgheri and Piemonte. Three labels exist under the Banfi umbrella: Castello Banfi, Banfi Toscana and Banfi Piemonte. Founded in 1978 by Italian-American brothers John and Harry Mariani, the company is now led by two grandchildren of the founding brothers. James Mariani and Cristina Mariana-May, share the title of co-CEO of what has become one of largest family-owned producers of Italian wine. Dedication to excellence has grown the Banfi estate into a household name for quality Italian wine. The estate is renowned for its clonal research that has allowed both indigenous and international varieties to thrive in their optimal terroir. Consistent and good-value examples of Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Super-Tuscans and Barolo, can all be found under the Banfi label.
See all wines from this Producer
FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.
For deliveries into Hong Kong and Singapore, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
For more details regarding delivery to Hong Kong, Singapore and all other destinations, please view our International Delivery information page.
Spirits cannot travel on our services to Hong Kong, Singapore or Macau and require separate shipments. Please contact our Customer Service Team for further information.
Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
Please visit our F+R Storage information page for more details.
IN BOND AND DUTY PAID DELIVERY TO STORAGE ACCOUNTS:
FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Please contact our Customer Service Team if you have any questions.