Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura 2009

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SKU 12389

750ml

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The first result of more than two decades of experimental research, Poggio alle Mura is a superb example of the best synthesis of terroir, selection and technological innovation. Estate-bottled from the splendid sun drenched vineyard adjacent to the Castello this Brunello encompasses a full body and complexity unique to the genre. Food Pairings: Ideal accompaniment to red meat, savory game, and aged cheeses. A wine for meditative contemplation, capable of long-term aging.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Castello Banfi
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura is part of a greater movement, that will hopefully pick up speed across the appellation, to prioritize single-vineyard or "cru" expressions of Sangiovese. Once bottled as a "Riserva" the base Brunello Poggio alle Mura is a newly-introduced concept and Castello Banfi has also recently added a Rosso di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura Selezione as well. The idea is to shape a distinct identity for the estate's most important vineyard. The identity presented here is one of a dark and concentrated wine with generous tones of dried cherry, cola, licorice and toasted espresso. This wine sees 90% French barrique and 10% aging in large Slavonian oak casks and that extra oak spice is evident. The wine also shows those delicate aromas of balsam herb and dried rose that are always such a pleasure to find in Brunello. This is a bold wine for game or grilled meats. It needs a few more years in the bottle to flesh out and evolve. Drink: 2017-2023.

Monica Larner, February 2014
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorRich and dense, with a chunky swath of tannins rolling over the cherry, almond, black tea and underbrush notes. A broad, savory style, with a tobacco-tinged finish. Best from 2017 through 2029. 4,550 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2014