Banfi, Rosso di Montalcino 2018

(2021) Banfi's Rosso is aged for around 12 months, partly in French oak barriques and partly in large Slavonian oak casks. The nose is vinous and dark, but reveals very little about the wine initially. In the mouth it is powerful and savoury, edged with bitter cherry and with a plummy character, the tannins are quite finely grained but grippy, and the classic Italianate bite of the acidity joins the finish. This could be cellared for a few years or decanted if opening now perhaps. Note Majestic may be stocking the 2019 in some stores, but their 'mix six' price is a sharp £16.99. Watch the video review for more information.


    1. Cheers Tom – yes. To be honest I hummed and hawed over whether to make this “wine of the week” or not, because it does need decanting or a bit of ageing as my video points out, and you now confirm, but with robust foods or maybe a chunk of mature cheddar it has a lot of dark, meaty appeal.

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