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2016 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

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May 28, 2023 - $91



99James Suckling

Aromas of blackberries, cherries, violets and bark with mahogany...full-bodied and chewy with intense tannins that are layered and focused...fruit is pure and purposeful... Wonderful strength and purity to this. Class is the word.

97+ The Wine Advocate

...aromas on an ever-shifting and fluid bouquet...bright cherry, rose potpourri, black truffle, caramel, butterscotch, sandalwood, road pavement and chalky mineral...mouthfeel is creamy and long, and the wine shows terrific tannic integration.

96Vinous / IWC

...exotic brown spice, mint and cedar dust...depths of cherry, plum, hints of dark chocolate and roses...medium-bodied frame with velvety richness, complemented by polished red and black fruits while contrasted by brisk acids and hints of sour citrus...fine tannin slowly grounds you back to earth.

18+ Jancis Robinson

Fine peppery cherry and raspberry fruit... Sweet cherry fruit palate tempered by fresh succulent acidity and lots of gorgeous polished, chewy tannins. Fresh and sensationally well balanced.


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.