92 Points, James Suckling - Love the complex aromas of raspberries,
strawberries and minerals. Full body with fine, refined tannins with currant,
blueberry and cherry flavors wrapped up in the tannic structure.
91 Points, Wine Advocate - Castello Banfi has maintained an excellent reputation for consistency over the years. The performance of its base Brunello offers solid evidence of this. If you look back at the scores over the years, you will see less fluctuation between the good vintages and the bad ones. That consistency is achieved thanks to significant investments in manpower and technology. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino beautifully illustrates my point. The wine is openly redolent of Sangiovese-driven aromas of wild berry,
underbrush and spice. The finish is long, silky and the tannins are polished. This wine should hold well for the next ten years."
90 Points, Wine Spectator - Plum and earth flavors mark this ripe, meaty red. Shows good freshness, winding down with leafy and tobacco notes. Delivers fine balance and a long finish.
ruby red in color with garnet reflections. Aromas of violets and vanilla, with hints of licorice. Velvety palate, with
tart-cherry flavors and traces of spice. Well-structured with supple tannins, superb concentration, and good acidity. Persistent finish.