Castello Banfi’s delicious Cum Laude is a super Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah that opens with rich aromas of black fruit and chocolate fudge. The 30% Cabernet Sauvignon component adds background notes of exotic spice, moist tobacco and firm tannins.
A food-friendly blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah, Cum Laude offers attractive notes of milk chocolate and creamy cherry over a rich, plump mouthfeel. Meat dishes or pasta al forno with a crunchy cheese topping would fit the bill.
Cum Laude is a dark and sophisticated blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah that boasts amazing intensity and purity of flavors. There’s blackberry, cassis, cherry liqueur, smoked bacon, black pepper and soft tobacco. It’s soft, velvety and persistent on the finish.
Cabernet, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah produce a sophisticated and refined blend that boasts fantastic power and intensity. The wine is dark, chewy, rich and bursting with flavors of mature berry, spice, cola, leather and tobacco.
This blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah shows a decadently soft side thanks to its aromas of black cherry, tobacco, chocolate and subtle spice. It delivers density and substance on the finish and would pair with pasta and creamy porcini sauce.
This is a new kitchen-sink offering from Banfi, featuring Cabernet, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah. It goes full bore on the red fruit and oak, with spicy berry aromas and cherry flavors. The tannins are pretty hard, and with ample acids, this young wine currently starches the cheeks. But in three years it should become a good to very good table wine.
Quite candied, with aromas of red licorice, cassis and boysenberry syrup. A true berry ball, with forward fruit, a sweet and easy finish, and mild tannins. Laudable for its zippy qualities, but could use more structure.