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2005 Castello Banfi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Summus"

Banfi 2005 Summus

Winery: Castello Banfi

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Summus"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 40% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 20% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Toscana

State or country: Italy

Price: $69

Cases produced: 4,250

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: February 18, 2010

Wine Review: They were pouring this wine for the trade at the opening of the Boston Wine Expo. Wow, what a nice way to start of the day. It is very dark ruby colored and opens with an attractive black cherry and blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced, and rich. The flavor profile is a menthol infused blackberry with notes of black cherry and a touch of anise. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty fine tannins are nicely prolonged. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep ruby red colored, with violet reflections. Enticing floral bouquet followed by black fruit and spice. Beautifully structured, with black cherry, cassis, and vanilla notes. Marries well with red meat, stews, hearty pasta dishes, and cheese.

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