Galloni 93:The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is dark, sensual and inviting, with lovely textural depth and fine balance. Macerated dark cherry, plum, smoke, lavender and spice flesh out in a succulent, expressive Brunello that should drink well with minimal cellaring. -- Antonio Galloni Suckling 94:A red with earthy, meaty, salty, ripe fruit aromas and flavors. Full body with round, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. So much richness and depth. Needs at least a year or two to come together. Parker-Monica Larner 95:This is another fabulous wine from Giacomo Neri. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a deeply layered expression with bold tones of dark fruit that are softened and enhanced by spice, leather, tobacco and balsam herb. The wine is very beautiful and polished with slightly less depth and complexity compared the outstanding (100 point) vintage that precedes it. Despite the vintage variation, this is a wine of enormous pedigree and importance. It is generous and confident with a presentation that offers purity, intensity and persistence. This is one of the tastings I had most been looking forward to all year. Giacomo Neri and his son Giovanni produced one of my favorite wines in 2015 (the 100 point Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova). In addition to the wines reviewed here, I had the opportunity to organize the most complete vertical of Cerretalto (1981-2010) ever in the history of that single vineyard wine. It was also the last vertical to be staged at Casanova di Neri, because four of the vintages in that collection are now gone forever from the winery library. Because I don't want to distract from these new releases, I will publish my Cerretalto vertical after this Brunello report comes out. In the meantime, I spent a lot of time studying Casanova di Neri's current releases. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto is a perfect wine save for the fact that I liked the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova just a tiny fraction of a micro percentage more. I tasted both wines together blind in every configuration I could think of and went through six bottles to be extra sure of my findings. I tasted them both immediately after opening the bottles and then at different intervals up to 24 hours later. The 2010 Cerretalto is arguably a more complete and a deeper wine, but it also feels slightly more propped up by that extra year of cellar aging and more pronounced oak spice. I loved the free and unhinged nature of Tenuta Nuova that exudes its true Sangiovese personality. Cerretalto, on the other hand, excels in terms of intensity, quality and winemaking, but it doesn't reflect the territory of Montalcino, to my mind, as faithfully as Tenuta Nuova. If the Montalcino signature is less important to you, you may well prefer Cerretalto. Either way, you can't go wrong with anything Casanova di Neri has produced in the exceptional 2010 vintage.