The 2016 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Brunello di Montalcino is as impressive as ever. In this vintage we get a refined and elegant rendition, which offers vivid aromatics of cherries and plums that are accented by dried exotic spices, dried florals, juniper berries and subtle hints of tobacco and minerals. On the palate this displays a wonderful pure character, with incredible focus and overall balance. It continues to impress with its impeccably detailed structure, which is supported by gorgeous fine silky tannins that are frame by lovely underlying acidity keeping it fresh and vibrant. Everything comes together gracefully on the beautiful finessed finish, before gripping a firm hold and leaving a lasting impression. There is no doubt that 2016 is another utterly brilliant release of Tenuta Nuova that will evolve incredibly well over time. That said, this leans more on the traditional side in terms of style, and will require some patience before it hits its stride.