2010 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.
Effusive and fresh, this red exhibits black currant, cherry, strawberry, cedar and leather aromas and flavors. Rich and concentrated, turning more elegant with air. The oak becomes more integrated after a few hours and the long finish picks up elements of mineral and tobacco. Best from 2018 through 2033.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is a towering achievement. It is delightful on every level. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto is an expressive, exuberant and stunning wine that opens to a dark ruby color and rich consistency. The bouquet is never-ending with immediate intensity that is followed closely by finely-tuned aromas of black cherry, spice, grilled herb, clove, tobacco, wet earth and white truffle. A gorgeous display of elegant mineral tones rises from the bouquet with time. Later, those aromas turn to cola, licorice and tar. This wine showed an impressive evolution over the 24 hours I tasted it and delivered solid improvements each time. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth, and there's enough power here to move the wine over the palate in seamless fashion. This is a bottle for the back of your cellar.
This is very tannic and powerful with loads of currants, spices and hints of wood. So much stone and mineral character to this. Violets, too. Full-bodied, tight and structured. Massively dense yet agile and bright. It goes on for minutes. Needs at least three or four years to soften. Try in 2020.