2011 Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino
We can't express to you enough how rare of an opportunity this is — for less than a couple Classicos, this is pre-aged, library release Brunello from some of the spiffiest real estate in all of Tuscany. Located just north of Montalcino, Casanuova delle Cerbaie owns a very small 1.5ha parcel of vines on the famed hill of Montosoli. Ethereal and vibrant, Cerbaie's Brunello is far more delicate than many of it's point -chasing peers. Violets, forest berries, and wild herbs are met with a smoky, earthy minerality that only the ancient, sun-drenched hillsides of Tuscany can provide. While it will age gracefully for years, there's no reason to wait, it's in its prime drinking window right now. Buy it, before we do!