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2010 Castello Banfi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Cum Laude"

Banfi 2010 Cum Laude

Winery: Castello Banfi

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cum Laude"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese & Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Toscana

State or country: Italy

Price: $37

Cases produced: 1,500

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 7, 2014

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored red blend opens with a mild black cherry bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and approachable. The flavor profile is a mild black cherry with notes of oak. I also detected hints of black olive. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are sticky and linger for an extended period of time. This food friendly Tuscan red would pair well with veal chop. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Ruby red, intense, and very deep. Complex, with notes of blackberries, plum jam, cherries, with aromas of licorice, black olives, and pipe tobacco. Full bodied, dense tannins, round, and soft. Can benefit from moderate aging, but already very enjoyable upon release. Perfect with bean soups, grilled meat and aged cheese.

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