2004, Casanova di Neri, Brunello Montalcino Cerretalto

Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 98

Drinking Dates: 2018-2035

Critic: Monica Larner

Tasted: 01-Mar-2018

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto offers a prolonged, flowing and carefully massaged drinking experience that drapes over the senses with some studied intensity and lots of intriguing complexity. This wine nails that perfect balance between power and elegance (that elusive exchange that so many winemakers hope to achieve) with effortless precision. Bold cherry fruit and spice are tightly woven together. In the mouth, the wine shows texture, depth and succulence. Generally speaking, this is not my favorite vintage in Montalcino, but this wine suddenly made me forget that thought.