93 Points Wine Enthusiast: This vintage of this Cab-Sangiovese-Merlot blend is uniquely attractive and refined, offering a modern, direct approach and delivers pristine aromas of black cherry, blackberry, exotic spice, leather and pipe tobacco. In the mouth, it boasts thick tannins and excellent length.
Banfi Excelsus 2001/4 are excellent "can't miss" selections for any fine dining experience. Anytime you can pick this wine up in the $50 range, it is a must to put into your wine collection for any occasion.
Estate-bottled only in exceptional vintage years, this Super Tuscan integrates the best tradition of the noble French grapes of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with the extraordinary Montalcino terroir. An austere wine, with a rare concentration and structure.
Wine Maker Notes
Castello Banfi is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery in the Brunello region of Tuscany. Together with its sister estates in Piedmont, Vigne Regali and Principessa Gavia, it has become recognized the world over for its dedication to excellence and sparking a renaissance in the art of Italian winemaking.
Excelsus complements red meats, game, rich-tasting dishes and full-flavored cheeses.