International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89($82) Dark, bright red. Musky aromas of currant, smoke and nutty oak. Suaver in texture than the normale, but much tighter today, even youthfully clenched, with the wine's primary fruit in the deep background. Very tough going at present: shows lots of material, structure and tannic backbone but little charm. This was superb in 2001, so I'm tempted to give it the benefit of the doubt-not to mention extended cellar time.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: July/August 2009
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96Offers crushed berries, with flowers and sandalwood. The nose is reserved, but interesting. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Very tight and stylish. Racy and powerful. Needs time.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova reminds me of the 2001 vintage in that the wine appears to be at the beginning of its evolution. It feels like it still needs a few more years in the bottle. The wine's appearance is beautiful. It showcases a dark garnet color that captures and absorbs the ambient light. The bouquet is redolent of dark fruit nuances with extra layers of spice, smoke, licorice and sweet tobacco. The mouthfeel is a bit tricky in this vintage in that you still get some tannic astringency that bites back at the end.Author: Monica Larner
Self | Rating: 94Drink Dates: 2011-2020Author: M Rapp
Self | Rating: 93Decanted for about 6 hours before serving. Very sensitive to foods and does not play well with everything. For example, it was not particularly pleasing with the Pistachios I ate while initially drinking this wine. A noticeable sour finish. When we moved on to the Spaghetti, however, it was a wonderful bottle of wine full of bright fruit and refined tannins with a slight pucker at the during the finish. A really excellent bottle of wine.Author: Todd7
Self | Rating:Exceptional with smoked tenderloinAuthor: C6
Self | Rating: 88I don't get it.....this wine has been reviewed so astoundingly and I opened it, decanted for...ever and it stayed a briny $40 dollar bottle of what should be called Rosso....frankly the Valdicava Rosso from this year beats the pants off this |brunello|.Author: storms38
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.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 1191 bottles owned
- 210 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 210 collectors)