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2009 Castello Banfi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Cum Laude"

Banfi 2009 Cum Laude

Winery: Castello Banfi

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cum Laude"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, & 15% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Tuscany

State or country: Italy

Price: $31

Cases produced: 10,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 7, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored wine opens with a fragrant ripe boysenberry and vanilla oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very well balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a black cherry and black currant blend with nicely integrated old oak. I also detected a hint of black olive and anise towards the end. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins build up and linger for a long while after the wine is gone. This wine would pair perfectly with a cowboy ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Ruby red, intense and very deep. Bouquet: Full bouquet, with aromas of blackberries and plums, complemented by licorice, black olives, and pipe-tobacco notes. Taste: Full-bodied, with supple tannins. Perfect with bean soups, grilled meat and aged cheese.

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