2010 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • AG 96
  • JS 95
  • WS 93
  • WE 93
  • WA 91

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AG 96
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2016
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a big, powerful wine that is going to require at least a few years to soften. Dark and brooding, the Riserva shows the more masculine side of Sangiovese. Black cherry, plum... The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a big, powerful wine that is going to require at least a few years to soften. Dark and brooding, the Riserva shows the more masculine side of Sangiovese. Black cherry, plum, leather, spice and tobacco all sit on firm beams of acidity and tannin. There is a sense of explosive energy to the 2010 that I find quite appealing, but readers will have to be patient in order to experience the wine at its best.
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, October 2015
Aromas of blood oranges, blackberries, plums and mushrooms. Full body, round tannins and spices, lightly toasted oak and a cedar/berry finish. Solid Brunello. Drink or hold.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, January 2016
Soft, floral aromas of rose and peony segue to cherry, strawberry, spice and tobacco flavors. Rich and lacy in texture, with a solid grip of tannins on the back end. Best from 2018 through 2030. 2,000 cases made. –BS
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, May 2016
This opens with aromas suggesting espresso, toast, oak, wild berry and exotic spice. The firm palate offers dried cherry, licorice, coffee bean and a touch of vanilla alongside assertive, close-grained tannins that grip... This opens with aromas suggesting espresso, toast, oak, wild berry and exotic spice. The firm palate offers dried cherry, licorice, coffee bean and a touch of vanilla alongside assertive, close-grained tannins that grip the finish. Drink 2020–2030.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2016
Caparzo's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva presents a very different taste profile compared to the estate's newly released wines from the warmer 2011 vintage. This was a more balanced growing season and you get a... Caparzo's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva presents a very different taste profile compared to the estate's newly released wines from the warmer 2011 vintage. This was a more balanced growing season and you get a greater sense of power and determination in this wine as a result. The bouquet is compact and expressive but it also holds back. In fact, I'm not sure that this wine is showing its full potential at the moment. It seems to need more time to flesh out. I suggest drinking it after 2018. - Monica Larner
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

Caparzo's Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is only produced in the finest vintages and from grapes selected personally by winemaker Massimo Bracalente. The grapes are in part from vineyards located in the northern part of the Montalcino appellation, at an elevation of 720 feet, and in part from vineyards south of Montalcino, at an elevation of 885 feet. In both cases the vineyards are on sandy-stony, south-southeast facing Pliocene terrains.

The first Caparzo Riserva Brunello di Montalcino DOCG was produced in 1980. The wine has the capacity to age for up to 40 years.

Winery

Caparzo

Tenuta Caparzo is a Tuscan wine estate in the Montalcino region known for its signature Brunello di Montalcino ‘Vigna La Casa’. It was founded in the late 1960’s by a group of friends who bought an old ruin with vineyards in Montalcino. The farm estate was renovated, modernized and planted with new vineyards.

In 1998, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, who owns the neighboring Altesino, purchased Caparzo and she immediately carried out her objective of combining tradition and innovation with the help of her son Igino and daughter Alessandra.

Caparzo, derived from “Ca’ Pazzo” as shown on some ancient maps, covers an overall surface area of 200 hectares. It includes 90 covered by vineyards, distributed over different hillsides in the borough of Montalcino. The vineyards are at a heights ranging from 720 to 985 feet above sea level. The soils ranges between sandy-clay, shale-clay (marl), shale-renaceous rich in skeleton, and sandy-stony. The exposure of the vineyards, the nature of the lands and the microclimates of the areas give fullness, age-ability and character to the Caparzo wines.