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2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto

  • 96 WA
  • 100 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 100 JS
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SKU: 73504-2001-750

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  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    Proprietor Giacomo Neri has turned out another terrific Brunello in his 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto. Made in a jam-packed style, this deeply-colored wine explodes from the glass with the essence of blackberries, smoke, tar, chocolate and sweet toasted oak, showing outstanding length and ripe tannins. It is a big, plush Brunello to cellar for a year or two and drink over the following decade.
    Drink Dates: 2013 - 2019
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Oct 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 100

    It's hard to imagine a more concentrated, layered young Brunello, with aromas of crushed berries, treacle tart, light raisin, coffee and chocolate that follow effortlessly to the palate. Full-bodied, with chewy yet velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Develops wonderfully in the glass and grows fruitier with every minute. A great wine, with extraordinary depth. One of the greatest Brunellos of all time. Classic.
    Drink Dates: 2012+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Apr 30, 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Back in its day, the 2001 vintage was somewhat underrated. The local growers' association gave it four stars (out of a total of five) in a self-policing system that has always been extremely generous toward the appellation. Tasted from magnum, the 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto smells and tastes like it comes from a five-star vintage, determined as such by the most discerning critics. This wine meets the tallest expectations and surprises the skeptics. It opens to seamless integration with dried fruit aromas that slowly merge into soft spice and tobacco. In the mouth, the wine shows beautiful suppleness and firmness. The 2001 vintage saw reduced yields because of freezing temperatures on Easter night. This led to very small and concentrated berries and high quality.
    Drink Dates: 2018 - 2030
    Author: Monica Larner
    Issue: 235
  • James Suckling | Rating: 100

    The nose of the wine was breathtaking with aromas of dark berries, aniseed, meat, and mint. It was full and soft with such beauty. The tannins were totally resolved now and caressed the palate. It lasted for minutes on the palate. It was phenomenal. It was decanted about two hours before serving.
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: 12 Jun, 2016
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: SilverBelz
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: fabioota
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2009-2019
    Author: Tallydoc
The Casanova di Neri farm began in 1971 when Giovanni Neri bought a large estate within the territory of Montalcino. Over the years their continuing goal has been the search for and purchasing of land which they believe to be optimal for growing high quality grapes. The result is that today they have about 36 hectares of vineyards divided between four quite distinct areas: il Pietradonice in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, le Cetine in Sant'Angelo in Colle, il Cerretalto and il Fiesole near the farmhouse of the same name facing Montalcino.

Recent accolades include a perfect WS 100-point score for the 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto and WS Wine of the Year honors for the 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 361 bottles owned
  • 83 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 83 collectors)