Casisano Brunello di Montalcino 2016
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
"Subtle aromas of sweet berries and flowers with some cedar and cured meat. It’s firm and very creamy with ripe tannins and a soft, pretty finish. Lovely ripeness at the end. Drinkable now, but better in two or three years." James Suckling 94 points Drink 2023-34
There is a mix of cherry, currant, plum, leather, spice and sanguine flavors highlighting this stylish, yet firmly-structured red. Harmonious, the ripe fruit balances resonant tannins, ending with a fine iron-tinged finish. Best from 2024 through 2043. 3,750 cases made, 1,200 cases imported.
Casisano is situated at a high elevation of 480 meters overlooking Sant'Angelo in Colle in the south. Aged for three years in large Slavonian oak, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino offers aromas of dried red cherry, sun-dried leather, Mediterranean herbs, and fresh fennel, followed by fine grained tannin, notes of ripe raspberry, blood orange, and tomato leaf, and crisp acidity. Enjoy this now for its refreshing and crispy structure, though it will certainly develop favorably. Drink 2021-2036.
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows a classic bouquet with a mix of dried cherries and strawberries, complemented by shavings of cedar, cinnamon, leather and dusty earth. Soft, silky textures soothe as tart woodland berries, salty minerals and fine tannins saturate, creating a youthfully poised expression. Tension remains high throughout the structured finale, yet with plenty of primary fruit to balance. The 2016 is full of potential, but it will require some time to soften and fill out.
The Casisano 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a nicely contoured and sharp expression with fresh and vibrant fruit that cedes to toasted almond, potting soil and crushed flowers. With fruit from galestro-rich soils, the wine delivers varietal purity in terms of its bouquet, but it ultimately comes in short and thin in terms of mouthfeel.
The nose is quite shy but eventually releases suggestions of red berry, forest floor and camphor. The smooth, medium-bodied palate is elegantly structured, offering sour cherry, orange zest and star anise alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink 2023-2028.