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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.

2010 Marchesi Antinori Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne

JS  96   
WA  93   
VN  92   

2012 Casanova di Neri

2-bottle Horizontal

2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

WA  96   
WS  94   
VN  91   
5 available
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2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

Light label condition issue

WA  96   
WS  94   
VN  91   

2012 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

1.5ltr

WS  95   
WA  93   
JS  92   
VN  91   
WS  #4 of 2017   

2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

3-bottle Lot

WA  96   
WS  94   
VN  91   
2 available
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2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

6-bottle Lot

WA  96   
WS  94   
VN  91   
2 available
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2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

6-bottle Lot

WA  96   
WS  94   
VN  91   

2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

6-bottle Lot

See item details for bottle notes

WA  96   
WS  94   
VN  91   

1995 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  94   
3 available
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2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

WA  100   
JS  99   
3 available
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2011 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

WA  95   
JS  94   
VN  93   
WS  91   
4 available
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2012 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

WA  96   
JS  95   
WS  94   
VN  91+    
4 available
Bid

2012 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

WA  96   
JS  95   
WS  94   
VN  91+    

2012 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

1.5ltr

WA  96   
JS  95   
WS  94   
VN  91+    

1999 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

GR  3 Bicchieri   
WS  96   
WE  93   
WA  92   
ST  92   

2011 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

3-bottle Lot

WA  95   
JS  94   
VN  93   
WS  91   
2 available
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2011 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

3-bottle Lot

WA  95   
JS  94   
VN  93   
WS  91   
2 available
Bid *

2011 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

6-bottle Lot

WA  95   
JS  94   
VN  93   
WS  91   

1997, 2001, 2010 High-End, High-Scoring Brunello di Montalcino Aficionado Collector's Set.

6-bottle Mixed Lot

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1997-1998, 2001, 2010 High-Scoring Brunello di Montalcino Aficionado Collector's Set

6-bottle Mixed Lot

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2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

Light label condition issue

WS  98   
JS  98   
WA  93   
ST  91   

2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

WS  95   
WA  94   

2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

3.0ltr

Signs of past seepage; Signed bottle

WS  95   
WA  94   

2005 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

WA  92   
WS  91