Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino 2011
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|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Casanova di Neri|
Wine Spectator Elegant and detailed, offering floral, strawberry, cherry and spice aromas and flavors. On the lean side at the end, finishing with lively acidity. Best from 2017 through 2027. 6,350 cases made.
Wine AdvocateGiacomo Neri has produced a very approachable wine in this warm vintage. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is plump and juicy with loads of dark fruit and mild spice at the back. It doesn't have the depth or complexity of the gorgeous 2010 vintage, but the wine does a very good job presenting the main traits you look for in Brunello. The fruit is lively and the acidity gives the wine a sense of buoyancy and brightness. The tannins are very well integrated. It doesn't reach Brunello greatness, but it is a good Brunello.
VinousCasanova di Neri's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very pretty and expressive wine. Sweet red cherry, menthol, rose petal and mint open up first, followed by a touch of blood orange that adds lovely aromatic lift and brightness throughout. Although not especially complex, the 2011 should drink beautifully for at least a handful of years. Today, it is quite pretty and expressive.