It takes only a few moments before you appreciate the enormity, intensity and overall beauty of this landmark wine. Cerretalto is always a high-scoring expression of Brunello, but the ideal conditions of the 2007 vintage elevate it to earthly perfection. Dark and fleshy, the wine delivers ever-evolving aromas of dark fruit, chocolate, spice and tobacco. The acidity is carefully balanced against the wine’s thickness and rich texture. The finish is long, luscious and elegant. Keep this bottle in your cellar 10 years or more. Wine Enthusiast Best of Year 2013.
100 points, January 2013
Wonderful aromas of dried berries and raspberries with hints of milk chocolate and blueberries. Full body, with velvety tannins and a long delicious finish. Drink now or hold. Wonderful wine as always. Not the intensity of the 2006 but superb for this single vineyard wonder. Try in 2017.
97 points, jamessuckling.com, Feb 2013
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto is racier and more polished at this stage than the 2006. It boasts superb aromatics, silky tannins and extraordinary textural finesse. I imagine the 2007 will be immensely appealing upon release. Today it is stunning. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.
96 points, April 2012
Pure cherry and blackberry fruit mingles with mineral, spice and earth notes in this modern-styled red. Graphite elements emerge as the bright acidity and dusty tannins drive the lingering finish. Fresh, focused and long, with fine complexity and seamless texture. Drink to 2035.
CASANOVA DI NERICasanova di Neri is a prestigious wine producer from the Montalcino area of Tuscany. Established by Giovanni Neri in 1971, it still remains a family business managed now by son Giacomo. The family have vineyard holdings of 48 ha of vineyards throughout the best areas of Montalcino divided among four separate estates -- “Pietradonice” in Castelnuovo dell’ Abate, the “Cetine” in S. Angelo in Colle, the “Cerretalto” and the “Fiesole” near the new underground modern cellar, each with their own characters and expression. The Estate produces powerful and luxuriant Brunellos made in elegant modern styles. Amongst its most celebrated are the Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova and Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto and the “Super-Tuscan” Pietradonice a Cabernet Sangiovese Blend.