Caprili Brunello di Montalcino Adalberto Riserva 2016
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
The Caprili Riserva 2016 is gorgeous! It's dark, it's mineral, it's smoky, it's savory, but it's ultimately refined in a way that few Brunelli can claim to be. The beautiful texture is utterly seamless from front to back, and the ultra fine tannins clamp down with a gentle, but tight grip on the finish.
Enticing, earthy aromas of forest floor, blue flowers, leather and wild berries come to the forefront on this classically crafted Brunello. Full-bodied and elegantly structured, the savory palate delivers juicy Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and a hint of mocha framed in taut, refined tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it seamlessly balanced. Drink 2024–2036.
A taut, linear red, hallmarked by cherry, strawberry, green olive, rose, sanguine and iron aromas and flavors. This is packed with fruit, backed by a solid matrix of tannins and an aftertaste of wild herbs, fruit and tobacco. Best from 2026 through 2045.
The Caprili 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva AdAlberto (with only 5,000 bottles produced) is a standout wine, showing intensity, smooth integration and lots of varietal personality. "Classic" is probably the best word to apply here, and I use that descriptor with care. The tannins are expertly integrated, and even at this young age, the wine shows no rough edges. It is polished and integrated to the end. Fruit comes from a single hectare of vines with rocky clay soils that lock in important moisture during the summer months.
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Ad Alberto is sultry and dark, captivating the senses with its mix of crushed stone, wild herbs, red currants, dried roses and ashen earth. The textures here are like pure silk, seamless and polished, with potent black fruit and savory spices that penetrate deeply as fine tannins mount under an air of tobacco and dark inner florals. It leaves the palate reeling with a combination of residual acids, tart berries and sour citrus, all held firm in youthful poise. The 2016 Riserva Ad Alberto is absolutely stunning, but it will require a number of years in the cellar to reveal all of its charms.