Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2014

$69.99

         Casanova di Neri makes one of our perennially favorite Brunellos from the great 2014 vintage. Limited. 93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Bright deep red. Perfumed nose of red cherry, Oriental spices, flint and graphite. Rich, dense and suave on entry, then lighter and more linear in the middle, but with a plush juicy mouthfeel that makes it hard to put the glass back down once you’ve started tasting it. Very pure black/red cherry and spice flavors linger impressively on the long, refreshing finish. A knockout 2014 Brunello that lacks the size of the bigger vintages (very appropriately, I may add, given what the 2014 growing season was like) but showcases enchanting purity and grace. Vey well done. Drink: 2021-2028." 92 points Robert Parker: "This is the white label Brunello from Giacomo Neri and his son Giovanni. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is faithful to the vintage with a compact and streamlined style that suggests a near or medium-term drinking window. In general, I am hesitant to recommend this vintage for any significant cellar aging, and one reason is because these wines perform nicely straight out of the gate. The same goes for this relatively easy expression that is redolent of wild berry, rose hip, blue flower and moist potting soil. Because the Brunelli Tenuta Nuova and Cerretalto were not made in this vintage, this wine represents a blend of fruit from across the estate. This is the first time this has happened at Casanova di Neri. Drink: 2020-2033." 92 points James Suckling: "Wild red fruit and orange zest with cedar and wild herbs. The cherries here are fresh and lively and the tannins cut a sturdy, even frame around impressively long, fresh flavors. The only Brunello made here in 2014; there are no single vineyard bottlings. Drink or hold."

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Ratings on Delectable

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Delicious. Rich and structured at the same time. Perfumed.

Delicious. Rich and structured at the same time. Perfumed.

9.4

Joe D'Angelo Delectable Pro

The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino from Casanova di Neri is absolutely fabulous. In 2014 Giacomo and Giovanni Neri decided to include all the fruit from Cerretalto and Tenuta Nuova in their normal Brunello, and it has definitely paid off, as this is one of the most successful wine from the vintage. This instantly begins to impress as it opens to pretty aromatics of dried red and dark berries, exotic spices, dried violets and smokey nuances all taking shape. On the palate this is absolutely gorgeous, silky and refined, displaying beautiful overall balance and finesse, which is backed by lovely underlying acidity that frames the satiny finish. The 2014 is already showing remarkably well, and readers will not need to wait long to fully enjoy this outstanding Brunello. While it is certainly somewhat disappointing not to see one of my personal favorite wines, Tenuta Nuova, in 2014, I absolutely love the decision and sacrifice that was made in order to achieve the best possible results given the difficult conditions of the vintage.

The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino from Casanova di Neri is absolutely fabulous. In 2014 Giacomo and Giovanni Neri decided to include all the fruit from Cerretalto and Tenuta Nuova in their normal Brunello, and it has definitely paid off, as this is one of the most successful wine from the vintage. This instantly begins to impress as it opens to pretty aromatics of dried red and dark berries, exotic spices, dried violets and smokey nuances all taking shape. On the palate this is absolutely gorgeous, silky and refined, displaying beautiful overall balance and finesse, which is backed by lovely underlying acidity that frames the satiny finish. The 2014 is already showing remarkably well, and readers will not need to wait long to fully enjoy this outstanding Brunello. While it is certainly somewhat disappointing not to see one of my personal favorite wines, Tenuta Nuova, in 2014, I absolutely love the decision and sacrifice that was made in order to achieve the best possible results given the difficult conditions of the vintage.

9.4

Pete S. Tulyathan

Cherry, raspberry, tea leaves, faint vanilla and some resemblance of Bordeaux-like forest floor. A bit light on the palate; very much Burgundian in that regard. Balanced tannin and acidity. Not a super serious wine. Surprisingly good.

Cherry, raspberry, tea leaves, faint vanilla and some resemblance of Bordeaux-like forest floor. A bit light on the palate; very much Burgundian in that regard. Balanced tannin and acidity. Not a super serious wine. Surprisingly good.

9.0

Scott Isely

So dang yummy!!!

So dang yummy!!!

9.4

LeMel Humes

Great dry red

Great dry red

9.0

Virginia Thomas

GVC wine tasting wine / our favorite!

GVC wine tasting wine / our favorite!

9.7

Lindsay joly

Delicious. 2014 vintage. Rustic earth, yet elegant, some restraint.

Delicious. 2014 vintage. Rustic earth, yet elegant, some restraint.

9.2

Virginia Thomas

Friday night dinner with husband

Friday night dinner with husband

9.5

Jeremy Reuling

Really good.

Really good.

9.3

Kyle James

Very light and smooth

Very light and smooth

8.8

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