2015 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino

Year: 2015
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 92+
James Suckling: 95
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$34.95

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"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. Best from 2022 through 2039. 16,000 cases made, 8,500 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"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. Some 160,000 bottles were corked in August 2019, and the wine hit the market in January 2020.

Caparzo has skipped over production of the 2014 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, joining the majority of its peers in doing so. The estate also recently made new vineyard acquisitions, and these additional vines will enter production this year. At present, the Caparzo property measures 200 hectares, with 90 hectares of vines, four hectares of olive trees, 19 hectares of grain and 87 hectares of forest. This site sees mostly clay soils (with vineyards positioned between 250 and 400 meters above sea level) that contribute the the fruit-forward, accessible and sweet richness of the wines." (WA)

"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. " (VM)

"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. Drink or hold." (JS)

"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. -Kerin O’Keefe" (WE)