Castello Banfi 2015 Excelsus, Toscana IGT

Castello Banfi 2015 Excelsus, Toscana IGT

100
Critics Challenge

Banfi's outstanding Super Tuscan! 100 Points!

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About Castello Banfi 2015 Excelsus, Toscana IGT

Breaking News! Excelsus 2015 just awarded 100 Points, Platinum Award and Wine of the Year in the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition!!

A Super Tuscan that perfectly combines the best tradition of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with the territory of Montalcino. Intense wine with very fruity scents accompanied by more complex notes of jam, spices, tobacco and coffee. In the mouth it shows all its grandeur, with sweet tannins and very persistent hints. Sourced entirely from vineyards at 800-1000 feet on the Castello Banfi estate. 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, the two varieties are vinified separately in temperature-controlled Horizon hybrid stainless steel & wood tanks. The wine aged in French oak barriques for 18 months.

This received a perfect 100 point score in the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition. They said "Castello Banfi’s signature super Tuscan, Excelsus, is always superb and often spectacular. The 2015 falls into the spectacular camp. This vintage is one of the finest in the long and storied history of Excelsus, a massive, rich Tuscan red that exhibits layers of blackberry, cassis and black cherry, with profound depth and impressive length. It is a super Tuscan for the ages."


Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 14.5%
  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany

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