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2006 Caparzo Riserva Brunello Di Montalcino

Retail: $95.00


per bottle

93 Pts James Suckling -


750 mL


Closure Type










red fruit, strawberry and raspberry


asparagus, green pepper and red fruit


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Wine Enthusiast:

"This shows bright Sangiovese tones of crisp berry and forest floor, followed by subtle touches of spice, leather, black licorice, dried ginger and rosemary. The true character and freshness of the Sangiovese fruit comes through loud and clear. -M.L." (12/12)

James Suckling -

"A little lean but some pretty dried berry and licorice character on both the nose and palate. Medium to full body, with fine tannins and a delicious finish. Decant two hours before serving. Drink or hold." (09/12)

Wine & Spirits:

"A big brunello, this is stuffed with black tannins that give an iron oxide edge to the fruit. Its tart red fruit flavors come up in the end and last in a smoky trail of cherries. Potent, bright and concentrated, this has the lean curves of sangiovese, set to develop finesse as it ages." (04/13)

Wine Spectator:

"This elegant red is harmonious, exhibiting plum and cherry notes, with dense yet integrated tannins carrying the finish. Very supple overall, with a spicy aftertaste. Best from 2013 through 2025. 200 cases imported. -BS" (10/12)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous:

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is an attractive wine laced with sweet red cherries, tobacco, flowers, mint and licorice. The 2006 is an especially refined, subtle Riserva that impresses for its class and elegance. Caparzo gave the 2006 Riserva three years in Slavonian and French oak casks. This is a strong showing from Caparzo. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026."

"This is another strong showing from Caparzo, a historic estate that seems to be making a comeback after a period of good but not great wines." (04/12)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media:

"Medium red. Cherry, plum, licorice and menthol on the rather subdued nose, along with a whiff of mint. Silky on entry, then more saline and dense in the middle than the 2007 classico; more tightly wound too. A bit youthfully medicinal on the back end, which features rather suave tannins and good subtle length and lift." (07/12)

Product Description:

"Mid ruby with broad orange-tinged rim. Candied and savoury at the same time, with a very ripe and sweet finish. Drink 2012 to 2018. (WS)" (02/12) 15 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages

"Ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Pervasive bouquet, very generous and varied, with hints of soft fruit. Pair with roasted, grilled meat, game, braised meat, mature cheese."

"Produced only across the better vintages, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a meticulous wine selection intended for Brunello that completed the 36-month ageing in 50Hl casks. It also undergoes a 12-month bottle ageing before its introduction on the market."

"Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is matured for a period of three years in French and Slavonia oak barrels of 30 Hl and refined in the bottle for one year. Riserva wines are only and exclusively made in the best vintages from carefully selected grapes and only reach their perfect expression after several years of refinement. Produced in a limited number of bottles, the Riserva particularly targets wine connoisseurs and experts." -Winery




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