2016 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino

Tuscany | Sangiovese
"Ripe, sweet cherry and raspberry fruit are accented by floral, mineral and wild herbs in this alluring red. A backbone of dense, dusty tannins provides support, and the ripe fruit returns on the savory finish. Excellent length. Best from 2023 through 2043."
 
96 PointsWine Spectator
 
"Plum, ripe-berry and floral aromas with hints of sandalwood and fresh mushrooms. It’s full-bodied with firm, ripe tannins and a fresh, crushed-stone finish. A little timid now. Give it another two or three years. Try after 2023."
 
94 PointsJames Suckling
 
"Prior to acquiring the Altesino estate, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini purchased Caparzo in 1998. The property includes 28 hectares designated for Brunello and this estate bottling amalgamates vineyards from four distinct areas with different exposures and soils. The 2016 is charming with a delicate lightness and lively brightness. Violet, rosemary and licorice aromas lead to cool mint and brambly notes on the palate. Easy flowing and seamless with smooth tannins and a dusty cherry finish."
 
93 PointsDecanter
 
"Aromas of red berry, blue flower and crushed aromatic herb form the nose. Svelte and vibrant, the palate offers sour cherry, star anise and a hint olive brine set against lithe tannins. Bright acidity keeps it light on its feet. Best 2022–2028."
 
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast



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