Thursday, November 20, 2014

Caparzo 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Caparzo 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, $55.99-$69.99, 94 points, poured a blood red trending what I call a "sunburst" orange/red with a clear rim-ring.
The nose was subtle rose, chocolate, red cherry, and a toasty blackberry.
The medium body carried excellent acidity and grainy persistent tannins.
Simple perfection seems contradictory when it comes to describing an expensive red wine, but here we have a clean pure wine marked by flavors of mint, bourbon, considerable oak and red cherry with a rare minerality.
Finished long on the trailing palate with spice and a well integrated 14% alcohol.


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