Having reviewed the 2006 CAPANNA Brunello, I resisted referring to that review, and as I examined the 2007 Brunello's color I described it as Burgundy-ruby red with a broad transparent rim; turns-out that's the less flamboyant 2006 description, but I'm also using the Plochere color system, and with that the 2007 Capanna matched with vermilion red on their chart, but I can assure you that's not the same color as the Vermilion Flycatcher!
Aromatic and beautiful this wine wafts dusty clove and cinnamon, with bright black fruit.
Having a medium body and carrying a lively acidity, this Brunello is made for food (try a tenderloin with this), but it is also a wonderful stand-alone wine, and though the tannin is yet gripping (mouth-tingling), I for one find that it adds richness and complexity that boldly makes the trek to its very long and persistent finish.
Flavors of black cherry, black currant, and blackberry are quilted with notes of licorice, tobacco, and coffee which trail to that very long finish, all-the-while gathering notes of menthol and chipotle along the way.
This wine is as good as any Brunello I've had, but keep in mind the hurdle presented by the 15% alcohol and powerful tannin. With prolonged air, subtle flavors of black olive and tardy tar notes became apparent, and I'd expect this wine to evolve for at least two days.
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