Castello Banfi Super Tuscans
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A dense and rich red, offering plum and cherry aromas and flavors with some cream. It’s medium-bodied with polished tannins and a delicious, savory finish. Drink now.
An open, expressive red, with black currant, black cherry, cedar and spice flavors. Lively, firming up on the moderately long finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2026.
Ripe black cherry fruit is at the core of this red, along with accents of iron, tar, eucalyptus and spice. This is balanced, lingering on the finish with elements of fruit, wild herbs, mineral and spice. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2023 through 2033.
A rich red with crushed berries and blackberries. Medium body, light and refined tannins and a juicy finish. Fun to drink now.
Though rich and saturated with notes of plum, cherry, peppery greens and earth, this red is vibrant and resonant. The dense, dusty tannins compress the finish a little today, leaving a chalky sensation. Shows some muscle. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2021 through 2040.
Aromas of berries and chocolate with hints of cedar. Full body, tight and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Very structured for this. Needs two or three years to soften. Try after 2021
Shows redcurrants and sun-dried tomatoes on the nose with fresh herbs. Medium body, fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now. Predominantly sangiovese.
Aromas of blueberries and lemon rind with some blackcurrant skin, too. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a long finish. Needs two or three years to soften.
Dark chocolate, graphite, cherry and crushed stone. Full-bodied with a zesty acidity and polished tannins. Drink now. 100% Sangiovese.
Rich, featuring black cherry and plum fruit and an overlay of vanilla from the oak, offset by an extra layer of tannins. Slightly crisp on the moderate finish. Best from 2016 through 2022. 3,000 cases made. –BS
Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and moss follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a juicy, fruity, fresh finish. Savory and lightly salty. Excellent to drink now but better in two or three years. A delicious wine for a good price. Predominantly Sangiovese. – JS (November 2012)