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2005 Castello Banfi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Chianti Classico Riserva"

Banfi 2005 Chianti Classico Riserva

Winery: Castello Banfi

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chianti Classico Riserva"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: Sangiovese and small % of Canaiolo Nero & Cabernet

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chianti Classico

State or country: Italy

Price: $19

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 16, 2010

Wine Review: This ruby colored Chianti Classico opens with an attractive mild oak and black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very nicely balanced and approachable. The flavor profile is a spicy black currant with oak influences throughout. There were also hints of black raspberry and black cherry in the background as well. The finish is dry and its dusty mild oak tannins are slightly prolonged. This wine was built for food and would be a prefect complement to veal marsala. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep ruby-red. Rich bouquet with notes of cherries, plums, and iris. Deep cherry and leather flavors with subtle wood notes. Supple tannins, good acidity, and a lingering finish. Perfect with flavorful roasts, pastas, and cheeses.

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