2015 Brunello di Montalcino: The Vintage We Have Been Waiting For” Vinous
“There is certainly a lot to celebrate about the new crop of Brunello’s. For the most part, the 2015’s are powerful Sangioveses—broad, dense and packed with fruit and tannins. The wines from the northwestern and southwestern parts of the denomination tend to be the most tannic and structured” WS
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2015 – 93 Points Wine Spectator $59.95 6 pks
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.
“A rock-star 2012 Vintage for Brunello di Montalcino”
“The 2012 Brunello’s are characterized by impeccable balance, vibrant acidity and fine-grained tannins. They are not especially luscious or fleshy, but they are blessed with precise aromas and flavors of mainly red fruits, blood orange and minerals, and will prove very age worthy” Vinous
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2012 Riserva – 94 Points Wine Spectator $124.95 3 pks
Cherry, strawberry and floral notes are hallmarks of this elegant, smooth red. Picks up spice and earthy accents, along with a cigar box element, as this builds to a long conclusion. Shows fine balance, with a line of dusty tannins lending support. Best from 2021 through 2035.