Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Casanova di Neri 2016 (750ML)
97+ points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: “This is one of my sweetheart wines from Montalcino. The Casanova di Neri 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova offers a long list of aromas on an ever-shifting and fluid bouquet. You get bright cherry, rose potpourri, black truffle, caramel, butterscotch, sandalwood, road pavement and chalky mineral. In fact, each time I come back to this wine, that mineral element seemed to grow in intensity and scope. The wine offers a grounded fruit side that is contrasted nicely against a grounded oak component. The mouthfeel is creamy and long, and the wine shows terrific tannic integration. When you come back hours later, you might find black olive, bresaola and licorice.” 11/20
96 points, Eric Guido, Vinous: “The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova drawing you in with a display of exotic brown spice, mint and cedar dust. Further coaxing unlocks depths of cherry, plum, hints of dark chocolate and roses. It coasts along a medium-bodied frame with velvety richness, complemented by polished red and black fruits while contrasted by brisk acids and hints of sour citrus. This coats the teeth in concentration, as if you can feel the pulp, seeds and skins of its fruit, while a layer of fine tannin slowly grounds you back to earth. The Tenuta Nuova already has so much to give, yet it will be many years before it reaches its apex. Wow. Thinking back to my tasting of the 2015, I can’t say that the 2016 is necessarily a better wine, just a little less immediate. Either way, both wines are beautiful expressions of vintage.” 11/20
99 points, James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com: “Aromas of blackberries, cherries, violets and bark with mahogany. It’s full-bodied and chewy with intense tannins that are layered and focused. The fruit is pure and purposeful, yet not over done. Wonderful strength and purity to this. Class is the word. Try it after 2024.” 11/20
95 Points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator: "A bright, pure version, boasting raspberry, black cherry and blackberry flavors married to a fluid profile. The structure is present, yet both the lively acidity and fine-grained tannins are in harmony. The focus is really on the fruit here, with accents of graphite, earth, tobacco and underbrush. " 06/21
International Wine Reviews
98 Points, J. D'Angelo, International Wine Report: "The 2016 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Brunello di Montalcino is as impressive as ever. In this vintage we get a refined and elegant rendition, which offers vivid aromatics of cherries and plums that are accented by dried exotic spices, dried florals, juniper berries and subtle hints of tobacco and minerals. On the palate this displays a wonderful pure character, with incredible focus and overall balance. It continues to impress with its impeccably detailed structure, which is supported by gorgeous fine silky tannins that are frame by lovely underlying acidity keeping it fresh and vibrant. Everything comes together gracefully on the beautiful finessed finish, before gripping a firm hold and leaving a lasting impression. There is no doubt that 2016 is another utterly brilliant release of Tenuta Nuova that will evolve incredibly well over time. That said, this leans more on the traditional side in terms of style, and will require some patience before it hits its stride. " 04/21
100 points, Lucas Gardini, Gardini Notes: “A pioneering project both in vineyard and wine for a single-varietal Sangiovese Grosso showing a wonderful strength. Taut and vertical nose with clear aromas of fruits of undergrowth, blackberry dominating, pepper leaf and a balsamic trace. The mouthfeel is elegant, intense and equally salty. An official note returning at the end.