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Brunello 2007

94 Points – Wine Spectator
James Suckling, January 2012
“Aromas of ripe plums and berries and hints of tar. Full body, with velvety tannins and a lovely texture. Fruit and coffee character on the palate. Structured. Classy and powerful. Needs two or three years to soften.”

92 Points – Wine Enthusiast
Monica Larner, January 2012
“Opens with a garnet-ruby color with hues of amber on the rim. Oak tones of spice and toasted nut still need time to integrate. The wine is bright, tonic and slightly astringent with a firm, polished disposition. Nice fruit tones of currant and cassis. Give it a few more years in the cellar.”

91 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Antonio Galloni, April 2012
“The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino bursts from the glass with a textured fabric of dark red berries, licorice, spices, tobacco and leather. Layers of fruit continue to build as the wine blossoms in every direction. Flowers,spices and leather reappear on the silky finish. The Brunello was aged in casks and smaller French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.

Banfi continues to step up their game with the 2007 Brunelli, the first wines made with a new approach to small-lot vinification that seeks to get the best out of the 47 Sangiovese parcels the estate owns.”

90 Points – Wine Spectator
Bruce Sanderson, September 2012
“A big, chewy style, boasting plum, leather, tobacco and savory beef bouillon flavors. Muscular tannins offer support, and this finishes with moderate length.”


SummuS 2007

94 Points – Wine Enthusiast
Monica Larner, October 2011
“Summus is a beautiful Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah that opens with a drying, dusty mineral feel followed by loads of plump, ripe fruit. Great care was executed in the clonal selection of Sangiovese and that variety delivers the wine’s distinctive territoriality.”

90 Points – Wine Spectator
James Suckling, October 2010
“Herbs, currant and berries come through beautifully on the nose and palate, with a full body, yet fine and pretty tannins hold it all in. Very attractive and refined.”


Cum Laude 2009

91 Points – Wine Enthusiast
Monica Larner, October 2012
“This blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah shows a decadently soft side thanks to its aromas of black cherry, tobacco, chocolate and subtle spice. It delivers density and substance on the finish and would pair with pasta and creamy porcini sauce.”

88 Points – Wine Spectator
Bruce Sanderson, 2012
“This starts out round and supple, picking up dusty tannins as the plum and black cherry flavors develop on the palate. Finishes firm.

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