Saturday, March 25, 2017

2012 - Great Brunello Vintage!

2012 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova..$99.99
The Casanova di Neri 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a beautiful wine that recalls many of the stunning characteristics found in its high-scoring predecessor. I gave a perfect 100 points to the 2010 edition of this same wine. This expression, made two years later, continues in that tradition of excellence. The quality of fruit is profound and intense. The bouquet offers black cherry, spice, leather, balsam herb, cola and licorice. The complexity is absolutely impressive. The mouthfeel, however, is slightly thinner. The classic 2010 vintage is remembered for its twofold punch of elegance and power. Alternatively, the 2012 vintage shows aromatic intensity and less persistence on the finish, generally speaking. Having said that, this remains one Bellissimo Brunello.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 94/100 Wine Spectator

2012 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino...$59.99
"White Label"Effusive aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry, floral, mineral and tobacco are at the center of this linear, vibrant red. Well-structured, this offers terrific length on the sinewy finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 6,054 cases made.
Rated 95/100 Wine Spectator
Rated 93/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

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