Casanova di Neri 2007 Brunello Di Montalcino, $40.99-$48.99, 94 points, truly a ruby bejeweled of a wine, with a glitter of amber toward the broad transparent rim.
Aromatic, with perfumed spicy red cherry and cedar, with hints of pine tar and lilac. It has been more than four months since I've experienced a Brunello, but smelling that bouquet reminded me just how uniquely wonderful Brunello begins in the glass.
Medium-plus body, good acidity, moderate and persistent tannin, with a juicy and round mouth feel, it has an almost melt-in-your-mouth quality (I know, liquid doesn't melt-But!).
Floral flavors are dominant, with hints of tar, herbs, and spiced red cherry.
Finishing exceptionally long with mouth-tingling spices and eucalyptus, this wine reminds me of the Mate 2006 Brunello Montalcino, and will be just as memorable.
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