Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 1994
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
Wine SpectatorA very energetic '94 Brunello, this mouthfilling Italian red is medium- to full-bodied, with full, velvety tannins and a subtle character of spices, ripe fruits and earth that lingers for a long finish.
Wine EnthusiastDon't judge this one too quickly. It takes an inordinate amount of time to open up. Very intense and tight, it's heavy with black fruit and licorice. Not as liberal as it may be down the line, it still sports a nice center of chewy fruit, offset by some sharp, astringent tannins. Good structure, but the finish is incomplete.