2010 Banfi "Poggio alle Mura" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (1.5L)
This is very tannic and powerful with blueberry, blackberry and milk chocolate. Full body, firm tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Shows length and power. A wine for decades ahead. Greatest Banfi red ever.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I'm confident this is the best wine (as a new release) I have tasted from Castello Banfi. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Alle Mura offers rich intensity with seamless integration between its primary fruit aromas and background oak shadings. It is distinguished by elegant tones of licorice, dark mineral and cola that are associated with the six-year aging process required of Brunello Riserva. The bouquet shows enormous depth and fluid nuances of spice and chocolate that add plumpness, opulence and softness. The wine shows a rich and well extracted mouthfeel that is impressive both in terms of consistency and persistence. A bright flash of acidity bodes well for this wine's future cellar evolution. (ML)
The nose is still a bit shy but eventually reveals underbrush, ripe plum and whiff of dark spice. The firmly structured palate delivers mature black cherry, clove, licorice and a hint of tobacco framed in densely packed, fine-grained tannins that need to unwind. Drink 2020–2030. (KO)
Cherry, leather, tar and milk chocolate flavors mingle in this big, chunky red. Balanced toward the tannic side, with a long aftertaste of spice, earth and chocolate. Should settle down in a few years. Best from 2019 through 2033. (BS)