Looking Back at the 2005 & 2004 Brunellos (Oct 2016)

Neri’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto is silky, supple and open-knit. It has also aged the best of the three 2004 Brunellos. Dark cherry jam, spice, herbs, earthiness, black pepper, licorice, menthol and sweet spices are nicely pushed forward. I would prefer to drink the 2004 over the next few years, as it will not be a long-lived wine.