2009 Банфі Россо ді Монтальчіно, $15,29-$19.99, 91 points, was a better wine (to me) than Banfi's Chianti Classico Riserva.
The color was garnet to ruby with a very wide youthful clear rim.
Aromas were floral with earthy cherry.
The texture was light to medium and carried a lively expression of red cherry flavors and finished long and strong on spice with a well-balanced 14% alcohol.
Maybe too high of a score for a rather one-dimensional table-wine, but I was impressed by its bright and focused food-friendliness with a drink alone quality.
I'm sure as I give this wine some air I'll discover other subtle attributes which seem hidden in this in-your-face 100% Sangiovese.
I have an older vintage in the cellar and intend to dig it out to compare.
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