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2001 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8008503 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
ElFe 1 $45 $45
tv78 1 $45 $45
2 $45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8008503 2 $45 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

93Stephen Tanzer

Complex perfume melds dried cherry, rose petal and nuts; one can smell the acidity here. Suave, sweet and vinous, with a subtle penetrating quality to the nuanced flavors of red fruits, graphite and minerals.

92Wine Spectator

Aromas of currant, blackberry and chocolate. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, long finish. Well-structured and balanced.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.