2015 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.
This is a momentous wine with incredible power and structure that has so much minerality and crushed-stone character to the black cherries and blueberries. Full-bodied and tannic, yet the tannins are layered and polished with a glorious, creamy and juicy texture that coats your mouth. It goes on for minutes. Incredible wine. Try after 2025.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Of these new releases from this benchmark estate, the Casanova di Neri 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto is my favorite wine. This Riserva is larger than life with ripe fruit, raspberry, cherry, spice, cola, root beer, mesquite and cedar. The wine offers a flashy and generous quality of fruit that unfolds over time with a multifaceted and multi-layered presentation. One thing that stands out here is the acidity that is bracing and tart at first but then succumbs to an important supporting role, rendering lasting freshness and persistence to the finish. With time, you get a flash of cherry and crème de cassis that seals the deal.