The sun shone on Casanova di Neri in 2016, both literally and metaphorically. Wine Advocate described this vintage as having "many excellent wines to choose from". For sure, they are great keepers, legendary in fact. An impressive 94-point Brunello.
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Firm and compact with tannins, polished, long, dense
Raspberry, mocha, tar, dried fig, layered with cigar box and spice
Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy’s most magnificent reds, collectors’ wines that can age for decades. This is a fine release 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 top quality vines. 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 to lend notes of cedar, leather and spice to the intense red fruit character – all held together with fine tannins. Open early and decant. Superb with steak, duck breast and other game.
"If you ever wanted a Brunello di Montalcino for your cellar to age for decades, then buy the 2016"
James Suckling On the vintage
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