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2003 Castello Banfi Excelsus, Tuscany

The 2003 Castello Banfi Excelsus is made of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot; deep dark ruby in color; wonderful floral nose of cherry and blackberry; palate showing a soft entry of ripe cassis and cherry fruit-forward flavors with a hint of spice; full-bodied and rich; beautiful mid-palette, lingering finish. Big tannins yet well proportioned to fruit. Drink through 2016.

Rating: Excellent (92) | $68 | 13.2% ABV

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3 Responses to “2003 Castello Banfi Excelsus, Tuscany”

  1. Giovanni says:

    Buona sera, mi piacerebbe invitarvi in Italia, dove facciamo meravigliosi vini in Toscana. Vi prego di contattarmi via e-mail a lavorare i dettagli, e meglio per quanto riguarda il premio blog del vino.

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