Saturday, August 25, 2012
Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2006 Wine Review (NW)
A restrained nose of cherry and earthy notes
Full bodied and firmly textured on the palate
Long finish of cherry, leather, and spice layers that shows depth and density
This wine has good depth and density that suggests cellaring potential. Right now, it's still quite restrained and closed. The bouquet hasn't opened on the nose and as a result, it needs considerable air. If you pop the cork, decant it and let it breath for several hours before dinner. Otherwise, tuck this one away and sit on your $50 investment. Wait 5-10 years, then raise a glass!