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2015 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino

SKU #1490231 95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Plum and ripe-berry with cedar and fresh-mushroom aromas and flavors. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Hints of chocolate. Shows intensity and focus. Inner quote mark (9/2019)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Caparzo is one of two properties in Montalcino owned by the beautiful and charming Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini. The other property is Altesino. This wine, the Caparzo 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a very classic interpretation that delivers the goods without any distracting bells or whistles. The wine opens to red and purple fruit aromas with background tones of dried herb, potting soil, cedar wood and light spice. Fruit comes from a site with heavier clay soils, and you get hints of that extra density and richness here. This vintage offers all you need in a model Brunello from a very beautiful and generous vintage. I always admire the wines of Caparzo for their accessible and immediate drinking style. (ML) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark An attractive mix of cherry, plum, earth, tar, spice, savory and balsamic flavors are the highlights of this well-balanced red. Licorice and salty elements emerge on the finish. (BS) Inner quote mark (4/2020)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Medium bright red. Red cherry, raspberry, tobacco and pepper on the nose. Supple, juicy and broad, with cool, perfumed flavors of red berries, cherry, licorice and herbs. In a lighter style for a Brunello, but shows good cut without coming off as hard and offers lovely acid-fruit balance. (ID) 92+ Inner quote mark (4/2020)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Aromas of mature woodland berry, underbrush, leather and camphor mingle together with a whiff of blue flower. The bright, polished palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, cranberry, cocoa and clove alongside taut fine-grained tannins that leave a firm, somewhat chalky finish. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. (KO) Inner quote mark (5/2020)

91 points Decanter

Outer quote mark The Caparzo property has been in the hands of Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini (who also owns Altesino) since 1998. Vineyards are dispersed throughout Montalcino and this sees grapes coming from northern, eastern, southern and southwestern sites for a comprehensive expression of the whole region. Aromas of macerated cherry, mushroom and medicinal herbs lead to an equally expressive palate. Dark forest floor nuances are lifted by a moderate citrus tang and generous fruit is swathed in supple tannins. Ready now but still plenty of life ahead. (MM) Inner quote mark (2/2020)

K&L Notes

95 points International Wine Report: The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a sensational release from Caparzo in this vintage. Ample and expressive in its sensory profile, it shows nuances of red plums, red flowers, cloves and wild myrtle, with a wonderful Mediterranean herb character. The is medium to full-boded with well-extracted ripe tannins enveloping the palate and luminous essence and character on the finish. Excellent today, but should become even more impressive as it evolves over time. (RV)


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By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/25/2020 | Send Email
The nose shows hints of ripe cherry and plum and chocolate then followed by a bit of herb and earth. On the palate the wine flows gently across your tongue shows a bit of tannin but balance is the predominant character. The finish is balanced and shows a sweet lushness while still exhibiting a central focus and acidic freshness. Always a perennial target for the under $40 Brunello lovers because of their consistency and quality.

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