Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino 2006
AG93+: "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a classy, elegant wine laced with sweet red cherries, subtle herbs and hints of tobacco. Cedar and leather appear later, adding further complexity. This is an interesting wine that presents an essentially classic aromatic and flavor profile, but with a little more textural richness and depth than most wines made in a similar vein. A long, generous finish rounds things out nicely. Today the 2006 is still quite primary, but it certainly has the potential to develop into an even more beautiful wine in a few years."
Located just below the village of Montalcino, Casanuova delle Cerbaie is comprised of 15 hectares, 10 of which are planted. A portion of the holdings are located on the famed hill of Montosoli. The wines are very traditional in style with vinification primarily in steel and elevage in large Slovenian botte. The 2006 vintage is both classic and rich at the same time. Look for subtle red fruits, tobacco, leather and herbs. So much elegance here!