2016 Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta NuovaSangiovese from Italy
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- 100 Luca Gardini - GardiniNotes.com
- 99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 97+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 96 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
- 96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
100 Luca Gardini - GardiniNotes.com
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 officinal note returning at the end.
99 James Suckling - 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."
97+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's 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."
96 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
"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."
96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"The 2016 Tenuta Nuova has layered aromatics of black raspberry, menthol, baking spice and cedar. The palate is intensified and has another gear, with mouth-filling cherry fruit, tobacco, and a balanced but powerful structure. Enjoy a couple of the 2016 Brunello while you wait for this one in the cellar for 3-5 years and drink 2025-2041."
|Sub-Region||Brunello di Montalcino|
100 - Luca Gardini - GardiniNotes.com
99 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
97+ - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 - Eric Guido - Vinous Media
96 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|