Sunday, May 6, 2012

CAPANNA 2006 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO


Capanna 2006 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, $47.59-$55.99, 93 points.
My son declares this Brunello to be an "exciting adult wine."
The color is true perfection throughout, in a spectacular crystalline Ruby to shimmering Burgundy with a slim transparent rim. 
The aroma is a blast of cinnamon, clove, cedar, and alcohol, (15%) with hints of tart Red cherry, smoky wood, and truffle.
A medium body carries bright acidity with moderate tannin and a "hot" sensation.
The flavor is dominated by a woody bourbon-like burn throughout and more strongly on a very long finish; I'm not the authority to say, but I will: I believe this is the structure, the design of this wine, and with only hints of tart cherry, tar, and licorice, plus your imagination, this is the wine you are drinking, rather sipping, unless you like you whiskey straight-up and straight-down.
This is not the style I'm accustom to, but I certainly appreciated its quality, or as the guy from Grapes R great would say: brood over.


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2 comments:

  1. Dennis,

    I've had some inconsistent experiences with Capanna in the past. It sounds to me like you're describing this wine to be a bit out of balance from the alcohol.

    Looks like you've got a formatting problem too :)

    J

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    1. John, I don't know why my reply didn't reply, but blogger has been doing magic tricks lately, so I'll just repeat what I said: You made me laugh! Really laugh.
      Anyway my formatting has not gone as planned!
      Dennis

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