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2003 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino
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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2008

($75) Bright ruby-red. Plum, licorice and dusty oak on the nose, along with some slightly green tobacco leaf and sage tones. Then round, ripe and fairly soft in the mouth, made in an oaky and rather international style. Ultimately lacks definition and comes across as a bit innocuous. The oak turns slightly bitter on the finish.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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