Casanova di Neri, Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 1996

Casanova Neri 1996 #1

Medium garnet color, faded oxblood rim.  Fragrant, mature yet firm nose: slightly floral black fruit, sottobosco, old violets, distilled chestnut and glove leather.  Smells like my 20+ year old Rawlings infielder’s mitt I refuse to part with (cuz they don’t make ’em like that anymore).  More savory on the palate, of medium body: crushed bilberry, tar and roses.  Your typical Tuscan acidity.  Good class of tannins.  Positive grip.  Nice substance here.  Elegant even.  Compelling mix of secondaries and tertiaries with no lack of fruit character.  Now à point.  A fine bottle of Brunello.  Now – 2016.

Cassanova Neri 1996

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