From a truly exceptional vintage, the second in a row, this Brunello is one for the cellar. James Suckling gave it 99 points, writing "Wonderful strength and purity. Class is the word". Larner of Wine Advocate named it "one of my sweetheart wines".
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Well integrated tannins and fruit, purity, elegance, yet full bodied
Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy’s most magnificent reds, collectors’ wines that can age for decades. This is the flagship wine from Casanova di Neri. A favourite of critics, the estate was founded in 1971 by Giacomo’s father, Giovanni, producing his first wine in 1978. Since then they have bought small parcels of vineyard in prime sites - Tenuta Nuova is from the south of the appellation. Giacomo took over in 1991 and is one of the few to achieve a perfect 100 point rating from both Wine Advocate and James Suckling. This Brunello has been made traditionally, with 40 months ageing in large, old oak casks. The wine has immense purity of fruit, an aroma that keeps on giving, a beautifully honed structure and amazing length. Needs time.
"Blackberries, cherries, violets and bark with mahogany. Full-bodied and chewy, layered and focused"
James Suckling 99 points
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