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Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Reviews



Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova





2018 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Reviews


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96 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“There is more depth to the 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova, with light smoky earth, black cherry, licorice, and black pepper. It is polished with fresh crunchy fruit yet retains a good amount of concentration, with notes of black raspberry, turned fresh soil, and graphite. Mouthwatering, with salinity, fresh acidity, and great length, it has fine tannins and warming spice on the finish. Drink 2024-2044”


96 Pointz James Suckling


“Elegant and perfumed nose of dried roses, violets, lemon zest, slate, cherries, aniseed, and truffles. Very fine, tight, and precise tannins. Medium to full body. I like the floral and saline undertones. So precise and fresh with a tight finish. Crushed stones at the end. Try in 2025, but already attractive to taste and drink.”


95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Here's a treat from Casanova di Neri. Aged in tonneaux for 30 months, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is fleshed out and rich with pretty layers of dark fruit, dried blackberry, spice, and cured tobacco. There is a point of sour cherry in this vintage that folds into crushed flower, balsam herb, licorice, and crushed stone. The bouquet is classic, but the Casanova di Neri magic touch comes through thanks to the wine's balance and pretty intensity. I can't, however, overlook a powerful 15% alcohol content that leaves its mark. This is a production of 67,740 bottles.”


93 Pointz Vinous


“The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is spicy and intense, wafting up with a wild mix of sweet herbs, cloves, dried citrus peels, and crushed red plums. This is darkly elegant and refined, with polished red and black fruits elevated by hints of lavender and mint; yet beneath, a web of fine tannins slowly saturates the palate. Hints of cranberry and tangerine mingle with lavender through the long and structured finale, as the 2018 finishes beautifully balanced and classic in feel. With maturity, this may deserve an even higher score.”


93 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Bright and focused, offering cherry, raspberry, rose hip, mushroom, iron, and tobacco aromas and flavors. Pure and expressive, with fine harmony, an elegant frame, and a lingering aftertaste. Gains support from a firm structure. Best from 2025 through 2042.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


93 Pointz Decanter


" Tenuta Nuova hails from Casanova di Neri’s Le Cetine vineyard in Montalcino’s south. With a full southern exposure from east to west, it is a sun soaked, Mediterranean expression of Brunello. The 2017 takes a bit of coaxing at first but then cherry bark, cinnamon, liquorice root, and gardenia arise from the glass. Upfront, gritty tannins dissolve slowly into a fine dusty powder, revealing supple, round black currants. Citrussy acidity keeps this lively while dark chocolate and mint notes linger.”



2017 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Reviews



96 Pointz Robert Wine Advocate


“This is one of my all-time favorite Brunellos, and although personal tastes are fluid and may change from time to time, there is something timeless and solid about this wine. It's like a touchstone. The Casanova di Neri 2017 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is graced with a similar interlude of elegant rose or crushed flower that we saw in the annata wine. It appears more prominently here, and with more shape and focused intensity. Make no mistake, Giacomo Neri builds wines for pleasure and sensual impact, and this wine (helped by a hot growing season and 15% alcohol) ticks all those boxes. But it also shows floral elegance and sour cherry freshness that defies our expectations of the vintage.”


94 Pointz James Suckling


“Full-bodied, with muscular tannins supporting a ripe and transparent core of dark cherry, plum, and blueberry fruit. Balanced and well done for the vintage. Chewy. Drinkable now but better in a couple of years. Second tasting.”


93 Pointz Vinous


“The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino Cascina Nuova lifts up with a layered display of peppery herbs, musky plums, black raspberry, crushed stone, tobacco, and smoke. It's silky yet juicy, pliant, and staining to the senses, offering violet and lavender tones balanced by cooling acids and hints of candied citrus. The 2017 really plays with the palate; it's spicy, long intense, and lightly structured yet classically dry. Balsamic herbs, salted licorice it goes on and on like a spice box menagerie. An elegant pleasure bomb.



93 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Expressive, complex, and long, despite its compact profile today. Delivers black cherry, blackberry, violet, mineral, and tobacco flavors that prevail, while assertive yet refined tannins leave their mark on the lingering finish. Best from 2025 through 2042.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


93 Pointz Decanter


“Tenuta Nuova hails from Casanova di Neri's Le Cetine vineyard in Montalcino's south. With a full southern exposure from east to west, it is a sun soaked, Mediterranean expression of Brunello. The 2017 takes a bit of coaxing at first but then cherry bark, cinnamon, liquorice root, and gardenia arise from the glass. Upfront, gritty tannins dissolve slowly into a fine dusty powder, revealing supple, round black currants. Citrussy acidity keeps this lively while dark chocolate and mint notes linger. Drinking Window 2023 2029”



2016 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Reviews


99 Pointz James Suckling


“Incredibly complex with black truffle, spice, flowers, currants, and black cherries. Smells like a bouquet of flowers. Full-bodied with ultra-fine tannins and incredible depth and length. Seamless and structured with great tannins for long-term aging. It goes on for minutes. Great class. This is a fabulous wine for the cellar. Drinkable now, but give it time.”


97 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“This is one of my sweetheart wines from Montalcino. The Casanova di Neri 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova offers a long list of aromas on an ever-shifting and fluid bouquet. You get bright cherry, rose potpourri, black truffle, caramel, butterscotch, sandalwood, road pavement and chalky mineral. In fact, each time I come back to this wine, that mineral element seemed to grow in intensity and scope. The wine offers a grounded fruit side that is contrasted nicely against a grounded oak component. The mouthfeel is creamy and long, and the wine shows terrific tannic integration. When you come back hours later, you might find black olive, bresaola, and licorice.”


96 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“The 2016 Tenuta Nuova has layered aromatics of black raspberry, menthol, baking spice, and cedar. The palate is intensified and has another gear, with mouth-filling cherry fruit, tobacco, and a balanced but powerful structure.”



96 Pointz Vinous


“The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova drawing you in with a display of exotic brown spice, mint, and cedar dust. Further coaxing unlocks depths of cherry, plum, hints of dark chocolate, and roses. It coasts along a medium-bodied frame with velvety richness, complemented by polished red and black fruits while contrasted by brisk acids and hints of sour citrus. This coats the teeth in concentration, as if you can feel the pulp, seeds, and skins of its fruit, while a layer of fine tannin slowly grounds you back to earth. The Tenuta Nuova already has so much to give, yet it will be many years before it reaches its apex. Wow. Thinking back to my tasting of the 2015, I can't say that the 2016 is necessarily a better wine, just a little less immediate. Either way, both wines are beautiful expressions of vintage.”


95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A bright, pure version, boasting raspberry, black cherry and blackberry flavors married to a fluid profile. The structure is present, yet both the lively acidity and fine-grained tannins are in harmony. The focus is really on the fruit here, with accents of graphite, earth, tobacco and underbrush. Best from 2023 through 2045.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


97 Pointz Decanter


“Tenuta Nuova is Casanova di Neri's southern expression of Brunello. Vines were planted in 1989 and Gianlorenzo Neri says they are now hitting their stride, giving wines with more persistence and depth than earlier vintages. The 2016 clearly demonstrates both of these attributes. It is not as immediate as the white label but unfolds decorously with earth, tar, leather, black currants, and cinnamon. The tannins are refined, clinging to the palate with a clayey texture. Pristine and polished with masses of personality, the briny undertow cleanses the mouth brilliantly. Balsam and orange carry the finish.”



2015 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Reviews


99 Pointz James Suckling


“This has a beautiful, complex bouquet of dried herbs, white truffles, asphalt, cherry stones, peppercorns, spice and tea leaves. It's full-bodied with firm, tight, and very focused tannins. Bright. Layered. So much going on. I like the salty character. The finish starts slow and is almost endless. Fantastic to taste already, but will just get better.”




98 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Giacomo Neri and his family have crafted a wine that impresses from the first sip forward (especially when the wine is given ample time to open). The Casanova di Neri 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova must be treated with patience, and that patience is returned with many great rewards. Blackberry, plum, and summer cherry are slowly folded into lasting flavors of spice, leather, and beautiful balsam or medical herb. These are always a distinctive signature of this estate. The aromas flow with seamless transitions, and that fluid and ever-changing nature of the bouquet is what helps to build intensity and staying power. Fruit is harvested from a south- and southeast-facing slope at 250 to 300 meters above sea level. The soils are mixed loosely with crushed rock, allowing access to air and moisture. Indeed, pretty mineral accents appear as the wine takes on more air in the glass. What stands out most in this Brunello is the quality of the bouquet that is rigid and firm, yet not excessively so. You feel the structural texture of the wine as it sits firmly over the palate, yet there is mobility and softness to its many moving parts. I tasted this wine at various intervals over a 24-hour period.”

97 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck





96 Pointz Vinous


“The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova was quite restrained at first, requiring time in the glass to fully blossom, as subtle red berry fruits slowly gain volume and are then complemented by sweet red florals with hints of exotic spice, peppery herbs, and dusty minerals. On the palate, silky textures flood the senses with rich red berry fruits and sweet herbal tones, leaving hints of savory spice and minerals in their wake. The finish is long and unexpectedly fresh, showing the first hints of round tannins under a top note of sweet cherry, plum, and a hint of black tea. There is so much going on here, yet it is all densely wrapped up in its youthful state.”

94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Rich, boasting ripe cherry, plum, incense, and wild herb aromas and flavors, this red is expressive and charming. All that up-front appeal is matched by dense yet civilized tannins. Fine balance and a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral, and savory elements bode well for the future. Best from 2022 through 2040. 5,836 cases made, 1,250 cases imported.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


97 Pointz Decanter


“Tenuta Nuova has been produced since 1993. It represents Casanova di Neri's 'newer' vineyard of Le Cetine in the southern reaches of Montalcino which boasts stony galestro soils. This manages the warmth and ripeness of the vintage with tremendous sophistication. Balsamic herbs, Mediterranean shrub, juniper, and crushed stone overlay layers of focused, luscious currants and black cherries. A bit of an iron fist in a velvet glove - but much more velvet glove than iron fist. Finishes long and invigoratingly salty.”


2014 Casanova di Neri Ta Nuova Reviews


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2013 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Reviews



98 Pointz James Suckling


“A vivid and bright red with intense blueberries and raspberries. Floral undertones and tons of citrus, too! Full-bodied, dense, and layered. Polished tannins and fantastic fruit. The muscularity of the structure is what gives this wine focus and intensity. So serious for the vintage. Give it time to show its greatness.”


97 Pointz Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


“This is a bold and expressive Brunello that displays tightly knit aromas of Morello cherry, spice, leather, and balsam herb that are the building blocks of the most beautiful Brunellos that come to mind. The Casanova di Neri house style implies a modern and sophisticated approach for sure. But the inner spirit and texture of Sangiovese is so fine and polished in its natural state that it hardly matters. The personality of the grape shines through with a loud and confident voice.”


96 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Sweet, ripe strawberry and cherry fruit melds seamlessly with the dense, refined structure of this red. Saline, licorice, and spice accents add complexity as this lingers gracefully on the finish. Terrific harmony and expression.”


95 Pointz Vinous


“Bright deep red. The youthfully reticent nose hints at flinty red cherry, blueberry, graphite, cedar, and pepper. Then flavors similar to the aromas, and a tight acid spine and serious but polished tannins nicely extending and framing the brooding fruit notes and peppery flintiness on the long, deep, complex finish. A truly outstanding Tenuta Nuova Brunello that seems less fruit-forward and more shut down than usual but holds exciting promise. Interestingly, some of this wine’s elements, such as its flinty nuances, reminded me of Casanova di Neri’s Cerretalto Brunello (made with grapes grown at the opposite end of the Montalcino territory). I guess my palate needs to take a vacation. This knockout wine will age splendidly and will likely merit an even higher score in eight to ten years’ time.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


94 Pointz Decanter


“Tenuta Nuova hails from the Cetine vineyard, on a ridge near Sant'Angelo in Colle, in southern Montalcino. The Neri family developed this plot with clonal material from their Cerretalto vineyard. Ageing is in French tonneaux, with a small percentage of new oak. It's an intense, compact wine - though not necessarily rich - offering captivating nuances of brambly blackcurrant, wild fennel, smoke, and coffee. The palate is vibrant, framed by muscular but sophisticated tannins.”

2012 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Reviews



96 Pointz Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


“This edition of Casanova di Neri's celebrated single-vineyard wine opens to a luminous garnet color and exuberant fruit aromas. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova offers a lot to the bouquet, from sweet cherry aromas to savory tones of tobacco and leather. This wine shows a powerful inner motor of flavor concentration and density that propels it forward. All that density and richness wraps thickly over the palate. This is a lasting wine of brawn and muscle.”


95 Pointz James Suckling


“Very fresh and floral on the nose with rose petals, cherries, and hot stones. Medium to full body, linear and fine tannins, and a fresh finish. So linear and focused. Wow.”


94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Precise balance sets the stage for cherry, black currant, violet, and tobacco flavors in this smooth, intense red. The tannins are present yet well-integrated, and this persists with echoes of fruit and tobacco. Reveals an element of spice on the aftertaste.”

91 Pointz Vinous


“Dark bright red-ruby. Deep, complex aromas of red cherry, licorice, graphite, and fresh herbs, lifted by a note of white pepper with riper hints of coffee and blackberry jam. The flavors are similar to the aromas and have a strong mineral tang that dissipates with aeration. Offers excellent energy and verve and youthfully chewy tannins that will require patience. This is a rare Tenuta Nuova that actually reminds me of Cerretalto, with its darker-than-usual fruit aromas and flavors and hints of graphite. Be aware, that like Casanova di Neri’s 2012 classico Brunello, this also benefits greatly from four to five hours in the glass.”



2011 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Reviews



95 Pointz Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


“The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a direct and powerful wine from a hot vintage. Dark fruit aromas segue to candied cherry, moist pipe tobacco, balsam herb, and dark granite stone. In the mouth, this is a compact and hard-bodied wine that still needs time to flesh out and relax. Like all of Casanova di Neri's wine, this Brunello offers a unique level of volume and fullness that you don't easily find in the other wines of Montalcino.”


95 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Cellars

“The 2011 'Tenuta Nuova' Brunello di Montalcino is another wonderful showing in 2011 and one of the top wines from the vintage. It opens with alluring aromas of ripe blackberries and dark currant woven together with both sweet and exotic spices, floral, and hints of leather. This possesses a full, rich, and velvety texture with remarkable balance of ripe fruit and acidity. It continues to impress with wonderful focus and depth as leads into the long, expansive finish. Today the wine is already very expressive, however it will ultimately be best with some short to mid-term cellaring. Year after year, Giacomo Neri along with his son Giovanni make an absolutely exceptional wine from Tenuta Nuova and the 2011 is another outstanding effort to add to the long list of great wines.”

94 Pointz James Suckling


“A warm and upfront with so much cherry and ripe strawberry aromas and flavors. Full body with depth. Dense and juicy. Layered and flavorful, too. Drink now and enjoy this fruit-forward Brunello.”


93 Pointz Vinous


“The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is dark, sensual, and inviting, with lovely textural depth and fine balance. Macerated dark cherry, plum, smoke, lavender, and spice flesh out in a succulent, expressive Brunello that should drink well with minimal cellaring.”



91 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Lively, laced with cherry, raspberry, licorice, and mineral flavors. The fine harmony allows this to linger on the aftertaste. Should develop well.”



2010 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Reviews



100 Pointz Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


“This is a gorgeous wine. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is just as impressive now as when I first tasted it three years ago. The only edit I would make to my original 100-point review is an extension to the drinking window. The bouquet is absolutely seamless, yet it shows pencil-point precision with dark fruit that flows into spice, tobacco, and crushed mineral. The wine's aromatic intensity is forthright and compelling, as is the polished and fine nature of the mouthfeel. This is a cellar keeper.”


100 Pointz James Suckling


“This is a wine with fabulous scale and depth, as well as perfectly polished and refined tannins and wonderful length. Full body, yet so balanced and refined. The combination of focused fruit, tight tannins and bright acidity gives this incredible length. What a wine? A new sensibility to the whole thing. Drink or hold.”


95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Beautiful aromas of cherry, plum, tar, and black pepper mesh with an elegant profile in this fresh, focused red. Shows plenty of cherry fruit on the palate, with spice and tobacco accents. The structure lends support and creates harmony.”



2010 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Reviews


100 Pointz Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


“This is a gorgeous wine. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is just as impressive now as when I first tasted it three years ago. The only edit I would make to my original 100-point review is an extension to the drinking window. The bouquet is absolutely seamless, yet it shows pencil-point precision with dark fruit that flows into spice, tobacco, and crushed mineral. The wine's aromatic intensity is forthright and compelling, as is the polished and fine nature of the mouthfeel. This is a cellar keeper.”



99 Pointz James Suckling


“This is a wine with fabulous scale and depth, as well as perfectly polished and refined tannins and wonderful length. Full body, yet so balanced and refined. The combination of focused fruit, tight tannins, and bright acidity gives this incredible length. What a wine? A new sensibility to the whole thing. Drink or hold.”


95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Beautiful aromas of cherry, plum, tar, and black pepper mesh with an elegant profile in this fresh, focused red. Shows plenty of cherry fruit on the palate, with spice and tobacco accents. The structure lends support and creates harmony.”



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