Sample submitted for review. SRP of $11 and available for as low as $9.
From the bottle:
A royal cuvée of noble Tuscan grapes. Skilled viniculture heightens the charming characteristics of each varietal. Aged for a short period in barriques of French oak, followed by moderate bottle aging. Soft tannins and forward fruit. Ideal alone of with pasta, roasts, grilled meats or poultry.
This is the first of three wines we will be reviewing from the Banfi Centine line. In addition to the Rosso red wine we are reviewing today, there is also a Rosé and a Bianco white wine we will be covering later this week. I'm hoping they are all as good as this one.
The 2009 Banfi Centine Rosso Toscana begins with a very aromatic fruit and floral bouquet. This wine has wonderful intense aromas of black and red cherry, lavender, violet and even a hint of banana. The medium-bodied wine tastes of dark fruit flavors like blackberry and plum plus a bit of spice. Tart fruit flavors come to the forefront on the medium-long finish. Very easy to drink and even easier to enjoy.
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