Brunello di Montalcino is the most satisfying expression of Sangiovese, largely due to the strict rules and long maturation period in this appellation. Casanova di Neri is one of its famous names.
The 2004 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova tastes of black cherry. The fruit is very pure, but it only just stands up to the acidity and tannins in this wine. Your mouth is left quite dry on the finish. This is a classy wine, but the balance is not perfect.