2009 Arnaldo Caprai "Collepiano" Sagrantino di Montefalco
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano offers a modern interpretation of a traditional wine once made by monks. The extra oak intensity leads to soft tones of chocolate, dark cherry and spice. This wine ages in barrique for 22 months. Each producer finds his or her own way to tame the brutal tannins of Sagrantino. One way Marco does this is with oak. (ML)
Polished and spicy, this structured wine features aromas of leather, truffle, blackberry and savory herb. The juicy palate delivers layers of fleshy black plum, black cherry, freshly ground peppercorn, tobacco and thyme alongside big, velvety tannins. (KO)
Harmonious and tightly knit, with a subtle density to the frame of firm, fine-grained tannins and light acidity, showing hints of medicinal herbs, sun-dried black cherry, bresaola, ground anise and graphite. (AN)
Wine & Spirits
Dark and autumnal, with rigid tannins weaving through intense licorice and bitter chocolate flavors, this will begin to unfurl with a few more years in bottle.