Wednesday, May 28, 2008

2001 Casanova di Neri, Tenuta Nuova, Brunello Di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

At opening the wine displayed a lot of roasted coffee notes with simple blackcurrant and high pitched tone of alcohol. I decided to decant it for three hours. Blackcurrant, roasted coffee, iron, herbs, dark bitter chocolate and camphor note that underlines the main problem for this wine – its alcohol balance. Taste nice at first, with a good portion of Italian warmth – rather mouth filling, bold, structural fine, but the closing has way too much warmth (alcohol) and takes a lot of purity away. A Brunello for those who likes the more powerful versions – I however prefer the Sangiovse with a lot more elegance and purity. (91)

Mon 10 Apr, 2006

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