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2006 Casanuova Delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino

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March 3, 2024 - $46



93+ Vinous / IWC

..classy, elegant wine laced with sweet red cherries, subtle herbs and hints of tobacco. Cedar and leather appear later, adding further complexity.. ..classic aromatic and flavor profile, but with a little more textural richness and depth..

92Wine Spectator

Supple and elegant, this Brunello displays its cherry, raspberry and cigar box flavors with intensity and harmony. Ends with refined tannins and a flourish of spice.

91+ Stephen Tanzer

Bright medium red. Perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry, dried flowers, leather, red licorice and fresh herbs. Silky-sweet but a bit youthfully wound-up, with sexy red cherry and raspberry flavors offering a light touch...


Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.