Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

2013 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Suggested Retail Price $110.00

98 Points James Suckling

A vivid and bright red with intense blueberries and raspberries. Floral undertones and tons of citrus, too! Full-bodied, dense and layered. Polished tannins and fantastic fruit. The muscularity of the structure is what gives this wine focus and intensity. So serious for the vintage. Give it time to show its greatness. Drink in 2022.

97 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2013 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is celebrating its 20th anniversary (1993-2013), and a special gold-label edition of the wine was made to commemorate this important milestone. I tasted the white label for this review. This is a bold and expressive Brunello that displays tightly knit aromas of Morello cherry, spice, leather and balsam herb that are the building blocks of the most beautiful Brunellos that come to mind. The Casanova di Neri house style implies a modern and sophisticated approach for sure. But the inner spirit and texture of Sangiovese is so fine and polished in its natural state that it hardly matters. The personality of the grape shines through with a loud and confident voice.

96 Points Wine Spectator

Sweet, ripe strawberry and cherry fruit melds seamlessly with the dense, refined structure of this red. Saline, licorice and spice accents add complexity as this lingers gracefully on the finish. Terrific harmony and expression. Best from 2021 through 2037.

2012 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $110.00

96 Points 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.

96 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2012 Casanova di Neri 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.

94 Points 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.

2011 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

This is another fabulous wine from Giacomo Neri. The 2011 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a deeply layered expression with bold tones of dark fruit that are softened and enhanced by spice, leather, tobacco and balsam herb. The wine is very beautiful and polished with slightly less depth and complexity compared the outstanding (100 point) vintage that precedes it. Despite the vintage variation, this is a wine of enormous pedigree and importance. It is generous and confident with a presentation that offers purity, intensity and persistence.

94 Points James Suckling

A red with earthy, meaty, salty, ripe fruit aromas and flavors. Full body with round, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. So much richness and depth. Needs at least a year or two to come together.

91 Points Wine Spectator

Lively, laced with cherry, raspberry, licorice and mineral flavors. The fine harmony allows this to linger on the aftertaste. Should develop well. Best from 2018 through 2029.

2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

100 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a protagonist of the vintage. The fruit is deep and dark with rich levels of extract, intensity and flavor. It goes far beyond your standard cherry and blackberry to include plum cake, spice bread and bacon-wrapped prune. Nothing is obvious or monochromatic about this wine. Everything is nuanced and ethereal. Tenuta Nuova is also distinguished by the linear mineral notes that are characteristic of this single-vineyard site. In 2010, those traits are especially well-defined and pronounced. The tannins reach a level of suppleness that is almost impossible to find in the sometimes prickly and acidic Sangiovese grape. If there is one thing Giacomo Neri has mastered, it is harvesting at optimal ripeness: He knows his property and his vines better than most and it shows. Collectors will want to put this wine aside ten years or longer.

99 Points James Suckling

This is very muscular for the vintage. It shows lots of stones, dark fruits and hints of tar. Full body, firm tannins and a chewy texture. Ripe and rich, but shows tension and intensity. This is racy and structured. Tannic now but will show its greatness in 2018. As it should be from one of the masters, but the new hand of his son Giovanni Neri is showing through with a touch more finesse.

95 Points Wine Spectator

Beautiful aromas of cherry, plum, tar and black pepper mesh with an elegant profile in this fresh, focused red. Shows plenty of cherry fruit on the palate, with spice and tobacco accents. The structure lends support and creates harmony. Best from 2017 through 2030. 5,805 cases made.

2009 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

93 Points James Suckling

A wine with ripe blueberry and cherry character, and a smoky undertone. Mineral, too. Full body with chewy tannins and a fresh finish.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

From vineyards in the southern part of the appellation, the 2009 Casanova di Neri  Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova does show some of the hallmarks of the warm vintage. Compared to the base Brunello, the aromas here are slightly less delineated and you do get whiffs of overtly ripe raspberry and blackberry that intermingle with exotic tones of Asian spice, licorice and incense. In the mouth, the wine’s fabric is lush and rich with sweet tannins and opulent consistency.

91 Points Wine Spectator

Smells slightly jammy, with floral, cherry, raspberry and balsamic flavors. Silky and persistent, with refined tannins on the finish. Needs time to integrate fully.

2008 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

94 Points James Suckling

This is very floral with blackberries on the nose. It’s full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a ripe fruit, caramel and berry aftertaste. Delicious for the vintage.

94 Points Wine Spectator

The sawdust and graphite aromas turn to cherry and raspberry flavors in this vibrant, complex red. A beam of sweet fruit imparts energy and resonance, carrying this to a long, expansive aftertaste. The finish shows potential.

93 Points Wine Enthusiast

Brunello Tenuta Nuova opens with inky dark consistency and immediate aromas of old spice, leather, toasted oak and dried fruit that pop right out of the glass. Dark licorice and espresso add to the overall complexity. There’s a touch of sweet spice on the close with ripe, chewy tannins.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2008 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is bold, frank and direct. Mocha, plums, black cherries, savory herbs and flowers are some of the notes that take shape in the glass. Overall, the 2008 is a fairly mid-weight Tenuta Nuova, with less structure than the 2006 or 2007, but with plenty of early appeal. The dense, layered finish is highly appealing. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.

91 Points Wine & Spirits

The Neri family planted Pietradonice on the site of an onyx quarry in the southeast part of the zone using a selection of sangiovese grosso from their Cerretalto vineyard; they used the same selection to plant Le Centine, also in the south of the zone. Those vineyards, now coming into maturity, produced a brooding, intense Brunello, its flavors as dark as black plums, black mushrooms and tar. The tannins feel like they were carved from stone, wholesome and firm. Built to cellar for five years or more.

2007 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

97 Points James Suckling

This is not the perfect 100-point 2006, but damn close. Loads of black cherries and spices on the nose. Full-bodied, with a beautiful core of fruit. Long and gorgeous finish. This is so long and beautiful to taste. Lasts for minutes. Try after 2015.

97 Points Wine Enthusiast

Gorgeous, opulent and rich, Tenuta Nuova is an unforgettable wine. It has body, power, persistence and loads of plush personality. It is layered with chocolate, cherry, blackberry, spice, leather and savory notes. There’s a deep mineral layer as well. Compelling and lovely.

95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2007 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova saturates the palate with masses of super-ripe dark fruit, tar, licorice and new leather. The Tenuta Nuova is an especially full-bodied, seamless Sangiovese deeply influenced by the Mediterranean climate of this warm site in the south of Montalcino. Layers of fruit build to an effortless, resonant finish laced with considerable aromatic nuance. This is another terrific showing from Giacomo Neri and his talented team. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.

93 Points Wine Spectator

Effusive aromas of ripe cherry, plum tart and cedar lead to a macerated cherry flavor, with plenty of spice accents as this gains steam. Just a touch hot on the balance now, with assertive tannins, yet this blossoms after a few hours in the glass. Best from 2015 through 2030.

2006 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

100 Points James Suckling

So much ripe fruit here with currants and sultanas, yet fresh and very clean. Dark berries too. Incredible ripe Sangiovese character. Full body, with masses of fruit and chewy tan nins. Plus, there’s black licorice and dried berries. Give it time to soften. What a bottle. Will it ultimately be better than 2001 Tenuta Nuova? Yes. Best after 2013.

96 Points Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection

A “wow!” wine on every level, Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova will blow you away. This is a lovely, dark, smooth and rich expression that is packed tight with intensity and personality. The biggest, boldest wine-by far-from Montalcino’s 2006 vintage, this bottle will age nicely and add value to your cellar collection.

95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2006 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is an explosive, heady wine endowed with considerable richness in its dark wild cherries, licorice, tobacco, herbs and cedar. This generous, exuberant Brunello shows awesome depth and richness in a style that captures the essence of the warmth of the southern reaches of Montalcino. The Tenuta Nuova dazzles with its stunning depth, textural polish and captivating, sensual personality. A round, inviting finish has the last say in this majestic Brunello. The 2006 is easily the best vintage I have tasted of the Tenuta Nuova. The harvest took place between September 29 and October 7. Maceration and fermentation lasted 25 days, after which the wine was racked into 600-liter barrels for 36 months. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026.

95 Points Wine Spectator

A modern version, with toast and spice notes from oak, yet also freshness and a vibrant persona. At its core is cherry, plum and licorice, with a sweet ripeness that matches the refined tannins. Best from 2014 through 2027.

2005 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2005 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is quite a bit darker and richer than the straight Brunello. Cherries, plums, spices and French oak meld together beautifully in this silky, textured red. In 2005 the Tenuta Nuova boasts fabulous overall balance in a fairly restrained style for this bottling. Kirsch, roses and spices linger on the dark, enveloping finish. This is a terrific effort from Casanova di Neri. The Tenuta Nuova is made from vineyards in Le Cetine and Pietradonice, both located in the southern part of Montalcino. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.

93 Points James Suckling

Very fresh for a 2005 with dense fruit and silky tannins. Not the same depth of fruit of the 2004 or the 2006 for that matter, but it is clearly one of the best 2005’s in my opinion. I suggest another couple of years of cellar age. Great finesse, richness, and freshness for the vintage.

92 Points Wine Spectator

Blueberry and vanilla cream, with zabaglione undertones. Full body, with velvety, chewy tannins and a long, sweet-fruit aftertaste. Solid and rich for the vintage. Best after 2011.

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Beyond the plump notes of cherry and blackberry there’s an added touch of clove, cardamom and rosemary sprig that sets this wine apart. The mouthfeel is rich and textured and because the tannins still need to soften, we recommend you put this bottle down in your cellar for a few more years.

2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

96 Points Wine Spectator

Offers crushed berries, with flowers and sandalwood. The nose is reserved, but interesting. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Very tight and stylish. Racy and powerful. Needs time. Best after 2011. 6,750 cases made.

93 Points Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection

This vineyard-designate expression from Giacomo Neri shows gorgeous depth and intensity. Aromas here include red berries, currants, anise seed, new leather, pipe tobacco and Spanish cedar. Its texture is rich, firm and ripe with berry nuances. Drink after 2017.

2003 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

92 Points Wine Spectator

Intense aromas of blackberry, licorice and black cherry. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a chewy finish. Has impressive structure for the vintage. Very well-made. Best after 2011

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2003 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova caresses the palate with plenty of silky-textured dark red cherries, plums, smoke, earthiness and sweet toasted oak. This polished modern-styled wine offers superb balance in a rich, weighty style that will find many admirers. The tannins are remarkably well-integrated, which is quite a feat in this vintage. To be sure, there isn’t much of what could be called varietal character here but by any definition this is a beautiful wine on an absolute level. The Tenuta Nuova spent 30 months in 600-liter barrels, of which 35% were new. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.

2002 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

No Vintage Produced

2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

97 Points Wine Spectator

Dark color with intense blackberry, chocolate and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied and ultravelvety, with caressing tannins. Vanilla, chocolate and berry. Goes on for minutes.

97 Points James Suckling

There is so much ripe fruit here with a decadent richness that is just crazy. Verges on raisins but it goes instead to pure fruit. Very full and velvety with a long finish. I love this.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast

A beautiful showing thanks to rich red fruit, pomegranate, blackberry, plum, menthol and heavy toasted notes such as clove, vanilla, almond and coconut. Rich, supple and inky, this is a big, bold wine that should be opened 5–10 years from now. Imported by William Grant & Sons, Inc.

2000 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Reviews

No Vintage Produced