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2010 Tenuta Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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RATINGS

95James Suckling

Full body, integrated tannins and a savory, tangy finish. Fleshy and yummy. Fabulous deal.

93Wine Spectator

Cigar box and leather aromas are balanced by strawberry and cherry notes at the core. There is a vibrant, refreshing quality here, with a long, complex aftertaste.

93Vinous / IWC

Vibrant and lifted throughout, the 2010 captures the freshness of the vintage in spades.

92The Wine Advocate

...a lush and voluptuous wine with soft cherry aromas at the front of spice, dark chocolate and toasted almond.

17Jancis Robinson

Orange skin, iron and hints of sweet spice. Lively, succulent, round cherry palate with hints of dried fruit. Lovely mid-palate weight and with chewy tannins on the finish.

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.