BENVENUTO BRUNELLO – WINE SPECTATOR #17 TOP 100 WINE AT LCBO


Feature, Our Wines / Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Two must have Brunello’s at the LCBO

2013 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino – 95 Points Wine Spectator – $49.95

This 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. Ranked#17 in the 2018 Wine Spectator Top 100. Score – 95 – March 30 release

2012 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva – 95 Points Wine Enthusiast – $90

Fragrant blue flower, wild berry and baking spice aromas meld with a whiff of dried aromatic herb. Smooth and savory, the elegant palate shows raspberry preserve, juicy black cherry, licorice and espresso framed by fine-grained tannins. A hint of chopped mint backs up the lingering finish. Drink: 2020-2030.Score – 95. (Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast)