Wine Advocate 94 points - The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto comes from a more challenging vintage for Casanova di Neri with a cooler growing season and more moisture. In fact, the mouthfeel here is noticeably thinner compared to the stunning wines made from this vineyard in 2007 and 2006. Cerretalto is so immensely soft and luscious it is almost too much of a good thing. Rich spice, cherry, chocolate and crushed granite wrap thickly around the palate. Drink: 2017-2026.
Wine Spectator 90 points - This is rich, with touches of oak spice, vanilla and cedar shavings framing the pure cherry flavors. This firm version shows power and persistence on the finish. 950 cases made. –BS
(Jul 31 2014)