Intensely deep ruby red colour with garnet nuances, limpid; austere, well-rounded fragrance with hints of the wood in which it matured well blended with the ethereal aroma; intense, complex fragrance with hints of violet, sweet-smelling violet, raspberry and pomegranate; smooth, intense, persistent but well-balanced flavor.
"Casanuova delle Cerbaie's 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is gorgeous in this vintage. A firm, structured, Brunello, it offers up attractive scents of smoke, grilled herbs, (French oak) and leather. Today the wine comes across as needing bottle age, as the elements aren’t quite woven together as finely as they will be with some time. Still, there is a lovely persistence and depth to this wine that augurs well for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."
The Wine Advocate
"Plum jam, with roses and other flowers. A little earthy. Full-bodied, with decadent berry and mushroom flavor. Long, rich and layered. Best from 2010 through 2015."