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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2005
Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2005
(search item no. 104039)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
James Suckling rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.
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About Casanova di Nieri:

Casanova di Neri was established in 1971 when Giovanni Neri acquired a large estate within Montalcino. Over the years their continuing goal has been the search for land believed to be optimal for growing high quality grapes. There are now 120 acres of vineyards divided amongst four distinct sites. Improved quality in the vineyards has led to more attention in the winery, from vinification to the careful selection of casks for aging but always with the maximum respect for tradition. Today the property is operated and wines made by Giacomo Neri, who states, "Our greatest pride is our vineyards: their high quality and their history."