Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino 2004
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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."
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!
Learn About Casanuova delle Cerbaie
Casanuova delle Cerbaie was purchased in early 2008 by American collector and investor Roy Welland, who is probably best known in wine circles for his New York restaurant Cru, which is also home to one of the world’s most breathtaking wine lists.
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One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...
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