Casanuova delle Cerbaie 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
The flagship bottling of the estate, fruit comes from a mix of their vineyard holdings, most of which are located on the hill of Montosoli endowing this wine with a more lifted and floral character than is typical of most of Montalcino.
Brunello di Montalcino is a visibly limpid, brilliant wine, with a bright garnet color. It has an intense perfume, persistent, ample and ethereal. One can recognize scents of undergrowth, aromatic wood, berries, light vanilla and jam. To the taste the wine has an elegant harmonious body, vigorous and racy, it is dry with a lengthy aromatic persistence.
92pts Wine Enthusiast
"Violet, wild berry, face powder and a whiff of eucalyptus are front and center on this fragrant red. It's elegant and linear, offering ripe Marasca cherry, licorice and dried mint framed in lithe polished tannins. It's already accessible but will also offer several more years of sipping pleasure. Drink through 2027." — Kerin O’Keefe
There’s a toffee character here that’s almost reminiscent of a tawny Port. Dried cedar, black tea, bark, eucalyptus and tea tree oil are in play. There are no rough edges to the palate, which is medium to full in body and elegant and reserved, the fruit gliding along in the wake of resolved, polished tannins.