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1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino
4.33 average rating 12 ratingsrate it
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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2004

($66) Impressive saturated ruby, extremely dark for Brunello. Brooding aromas of dark berry syrup and licorice; distinct hints of surmaturite Then big, broad and extremely unevolved; highly concentrated but currently monolithic, and not really displaying its fruit. Finishes with big, chewy but ultimately rather fine tannins. Impressive in a modern style, but is this too solid for its own good?

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Outstanding!!
07/29/2005
by Russ.Harris
We were lucky enough to visit the winery in Montalcino in 2001 and purchased several bottles at $25 each! Unfortunately we only brought one home with us and discovered the >$50 price tag here.
A beautiful wine!
06/26/2005
by flyer11426965
Wonderful, fruity and seductive brunello. 90 pts seems low, I would say 93+pts.
Not a 97 but close
05/23/2004
by geli10796199
The 1999 is a excellent vintage !!!

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