Friday, January 18, 2013

Caparzo Toscana 2010 IGT

Caparzo Toscana 2010 IGT, $7.64-$14.99, 89 points (85% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Alicante), having a transparent rim and showing red hues of ruby to burgundy, make for a consistent Italian wine color scheme.
A few swirls of the glass releases a bright gentle aroma of red fruit, plum, and sweet cooking spice.
This IGT's medium body carries good acidity and moderate tannin.
Robust flavors of plum, tart black cherry, jammy blackberries, and dried herbs, which extend into the finish but changing toward licorice, tar, and just hints of spice, ends with gentle warmth (13.5%).
This "robust" dry red wine (not as dry as other recently review Italian red wines) is quite good, and at $7.64, is a steal.
Though I'm not a good judge as to how long a wine can be properly cellared, I'm guessing this one can go five years at least, so a case (12-750 mL. bottles) would cost you (At the New Hampshire State Liquor Stores until January 27, 2013), $91.68; that's less than one bottle of R.M Cab. Res.! Try a bottle at $8.99 first, and let me know what you think.


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  1. What a great price. And the wine sounds decent too.

    1. I'm on my way to pick-up more of this for the cellar, just in case the world comes to an end;-)
      Caparzo makes a good Brunello for about $35, but I had little hope for this, and I love being surprised.