casanova di neri, brunello di montalcino, cerretalto 2008
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94
WINE SPECTATOR
90

2008 casanova di neri, brunello di montalcino, cerretalto

Why We're Buying

The Cerretalto represents the heart and soul of Casanova di Neri. The 100% sangiovese highlights the unique terroir of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, with the 2010 vintage earning a perfect rating from wine critic James Suckling and praise as a "towering achievement" from wine critic Monica Larner.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto comes from a more challenging vintage for Casanova di Neri with a cooler growing season and more moisture. In fact, the mouthfeel here is noticeably thinner compared to the stunning wines made from this vineyard in 2007 and 2006. Cerretalto is so immensely soft and luscious it is almost too much of a good thing. Rich spice, cherry, chocolate and crushed granite wrap thickly around the palate. Drink: 2017-2026.

WINE SPECTATOR
90

Wine Spectator

This is rich, with touches of oak spice, vanilla and cedar shavings framing the pure cherry flavors. This firm version shows power and persistence on the finish. 950 cases made.

JAMES SUCKLING
96

James Suckling

This is truly impressive for the vintage. Few remember 2008 but this has so much violet, stone and berry aromas. Slate too. Full-bodied, firm and silky. Perfect now.