Rich, lush and Port-like, with tons of sweet fruit. The rush of dark plum and berry carried on the wavy, dense palate is hedonistic, and while it won’t age forever, the bet here is that it’ll prove irresistible to anyone who tries it.
Chocolate, sweet spice, tobacco, leather and dark berry fruit give this Brunello a bold and impactful first impression. When it comes to the mouthfeel, the wine plays a more subtle game with polished tannins, mild cherry fruit and a bright point of fresh acidity.
This Brunello represents the 2005 vintage perfectly. The wine is not dense or over-concentrated and the aromas are bright and polished. Everything comes in moderation. Pair this wine with lean cuts of red meat on the grill.
Delicate and subdued, there’s an attractive herbal or menthol quality to this wine that is reinforced by cracked black pepper, tobacconists’ shop and mint tea. Candy-like cherry in the mouth with a clean, crisp finish make this an immediately approachable, casual Brunello. Imported by Distillerie Stock USA, Ltd.
Casanuova delle Cerbaie presents a mature Brunello that shows signs of the hot 2003 vintage. The wine is ripe with aromas of black cherry and blackberry preserves with warm tones of leather and spice.
Compared to past vintages, this Brunello underperforms mostly because of the smell of old wood or barrel that hits before any other aromas do. Once you get past it, you will find more pleasing layers of cherry and spice but the mouthfeel is relatively short and easygoing.