Smooth & Supple
an excellent wine from an excellent vintage year. great aroma and aftertaste
Earthy & Spicy
This wine, the 2004 Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino is a very nice example of this classic Tuscan great, and I can tell you I was not disappointed in the least! The wine has a garnet color in the glass with a hint of rust color along the edges. The nose was somewhat woodsy which I guess is my technical term for a combination of moss, oak, cedar, earth and tobacco all swirling around. The taste had some tart cherry, and mild acidity and a subtle spiciness that made for quite a backbone on this wine. I found the wine itself quite dry, but the mild tannins made for a very smooth finish.
Delicious, hearty, delightful nose!