The Banditella is not a new wine. I tasted the 2001 when I visited Montalcino in 2004. I thought it was a very, very mediocre wine. My notes:
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- 2001 Col d'Orcia (Cinzano) Rosso di Montalcino Banditella - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino (5/25/2004)
Aged 14 months in barrique. Dark ruby colour with garnet tinges to a violet/dusty rim. Aromas of vanilla, balsamico, black cherry, and raspberry. Medium-bodied with red berries and vanilla. Slightly watery in the mouth. Moderate length finish, ~30s. (80 pts.)
It is a Rosso, but it's young vine, very weak Sangiovese, and I think you can do better for the money.