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Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2013

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ws
95
js
93
wa
92
we
89
COLOR: ruby, tending towards garnet with age. BOUQUET: penetrating, ample, and very complex, with echoes of wild berry fruit. PALATE: dry, warm, firm, harmonious, delicate and austere, and persistent. FOOD-WINE PAIRINGS: roasts, grilled and spit-roasted meats, game, braised meats, aged cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Caparzo
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorThis cuts more of a broad swath than its peers, yet remains graceful, evoking strawberry, cherry, tobacco and stony mineral flavors. Long and dense in structure, with a tobacco- and underbrush-tinged finish. Best from 2021 through 2033. 15,000 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, 2018
  • js93

James SucklingThe caramel and ripe fruit are impressive with some grilled meat too. Full body, firm and silky. A tight and exciting wine for the future. Drink in 2020.

  • wa92

Wine AdvocateCaparzo is my go-to producer when I'm looking for classic Brunello with a more accessible and immediate personality to pair with pasta or grilled steak. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is made in traditional botte from Slavonian oak, where it rests for two years. Yet the bouquet is softer and more open than many other wines made in this fashion (that ultimately sees less oxygen during overall winemaking). Bright cherry and cassis is followed by deep layers of smoke, tar and grilled herb. The wine is elegant and graceful for either a medium or a long-term drinking window.

Monica Larner, February 28, 2018
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastBaking spice, wild berry and violet aromas escape the glass. The lithe palate is rather lean, offering cranberry, tart sour cherry and a hint of star anise alongside taut tannins and firm acidity.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2018