2013 Caprili Brunello Di Montalcino MagnumSangiovese from Italy
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Caprili is a classic Brunello estate in the southwestern sector of the Montalcino appellation near the hamlet of Tavernelle. They are considered one of the old guard of Montalc...
- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 93+ Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
- 93 Wine Enthusiast
- 93 International Wine Report
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Wet earth, mushrooms, leaves and dark fruits. Some ash. Full-bodied, layered and juicy. Extremely long and flavorful. Love the intensity and beauty. Drink now or hold."
93+ Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
"Bright red with a pale rim. Blackberry, earthy spices, mint, minerals, game and violet on the very deep but still youthfully reticent nose. Dense, energetic, large-scale and brooding on the palate, offering floral flavors of red and dark berries and underbrush. Finishes extremely long, scented and subtle, featuring very suave tannins. Cellar this beauty for at least another five years, as it will likely blossom into something special; the plus sign on my score indicates that I would not be surprised to find myself scoring this 95 or 96 in the years ahead."
93 Wine Enthusiast
"Aromas suggesting scorched earth, underbrush, new leather and balsamic notes pave the way. The tightly knit, polished palate delivers succulent Marasca cherry, cranberry, licorice and a blast of orange zest alongside firm refined tannins. Fresh acidity ensures balance."
93 International Wine Report
"The 2013 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino begins with pretty aromatics of cherries and red plums woven together with exotic spices, florals and hints of leather and eucalyptus all taking shape. On the palate this is refined and elegant with a medium body and lovely overall balance and structure through the long finish. A simply gorgeous, restrained Brunello from Giacomo Bartolommei which shows wonderful potential for a graceful evolution."
Caprili is a classic Brunello estate in the southwestern sector of the Montalcino appellation near the hamlet of Tavernelle. They are considered one of the old guard of Montalcino producers as they were established in 1965 when they split off from the famous Pieve Santa Restituta estate. The estate is extremely well located, next to Pieve Santa Restituta but also immediately adjacent to Soldera. As such, it is no surprise they are making great wine at Caprili. The bigger surprise is that they are still very much “under-the-radar”!?
They have 21 hectares of vineyards, most of which are right there around the winery. The exposure is south-southeast between 225-340 meters in elevation. The soil there has a bit more sand than in other parts of Montalcino giving the wines elegance and bright aromatics. It is also a sector that benefits from regular circulation of wind currents that come off the sea to the west. This air flow pattern greatly reduces disease pressure which in turn allows the winery to farm organically. It also provides a cooling effect in warmer years to help insure freshness and balance to the wines.
Stylistically, the wines are in the traditional camp of Montalcino, approachable without being rustic. Classic Tuscan aromas and flavors, dusty dried cherries, with a kiss of leather and spice and an underpinning of minerality. Wines of real pedigree without the exaggerated tariffs. Though probably not under-the-radar for much longer!" -Importer
|Sub-Region||Brunello di Montalcino|
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93+ - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
93 - Wine Enthusiast
93 - International Wine Report
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|