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2001 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2006

($68) Deep red-ruby. Plum, cherry, cola, sassafras and menthol on the nose. Supple, spicy, dense and classically dry, with insidious concentration; this is stuffed with material. Very suave Brunello, finishing with fine, sweet tannins and very good length.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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