Red

2006 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino

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  • weezie wrote: flawed

    February 8, 2020 - Marking as flawed, but I’m not positive that’s the issue. Could just be bottle variation. Very inconsistent from start to finish. Initial sip was wound up with serious structure and tannin, then after 30 minute decant seemed to unwind and show the smooth elegant character I’ve come to expect. Then, 20 minutes later the acid and alcohol content started to overwhelm everything else. There was a period it was downright unpleasant and I wasn’t sure if it was the wine or just a reaction to pairing with a rich, highly seasoned grilled ribeye (but this has paired exceptionally with ribeye in the past...and it is a Brunello after all!). Then, it seemed to soften and approach the original smooth, structured, complex Brunello I was hoping for. But it never got there. Definitely a bummer.

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2 Comments

  • John Dunlap commented:

    2/8/20, 7:01 PM - What wine merchant sold you the bottle(s)?

  • oldwines commented:

    2/8/20, 8:05 PM - I have noticed significant issues with various vintages of Tenuta Nuova in the early to mid 2000’s. I think there have been importer care issues and perhaps some lack of cleanliness in their cellar which makes for some really disappointing bottles. That said, I have also noticed that the wine does need a long decant. I have even had bottles that were better the next day or two than they were when opened for just a few hours. Better luck next time...

    Cheers!

    “oldwines” aka Dave
    www.dtpwineadvisors.com

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