casanova di neri, brunello di montalcino, tenuta nuova 2012
JAMES SUCKLING
96
WINE SPECTATOR
94

2012 casanova di neri, brunello di montalcino, tenuta nuova

Why We're Buying

Casanova di Neri had a vision for creating the best Brunello. Tenuta Nuova is that reality. The 100% sangiovese wine, which translates to "new property," serves as a more than respectable 1B to Cerretalto's 1A.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
96

James Suckling

Lots of spice, balsamic and ripe-fruit character to this one. Walnut undertones. Full to medium body, a compressed structure of ripe tannins and packed-in fruit. Vibrant finish.

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

Precise balance sets the stage for cherry, black currant, violet and tobacco flavors in this smooth, intense red. The tannins are present yet well-integrated and this persists with echoes of fruit and tobacco. Reveals an element of spice on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2035.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The Casanova di Neri 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a beautiful wine that recalls many of the stunning characteristics found in its high-scoring predecessor. I gave a perfect 100 points to the 2010 edition of this same wine. This expression, made two years later, continues in that tradition of excellence. The quality of fruit is profound and intense. The bouquet offers black cherry, spice, leather, balsam herb, cola and licorice. The complexity is absolutely impressive. The mouthfeel, however, is slightly thinner. The classic 2010 vintage is remembered for its twofold punch of elegance and power. Alternatively, the 2012 vintage shows aromatic intensity and less persistence on the finish, generally speaking. Having said that, this remains one Bellissimo Brunello.