Caparzo<br />2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva<br>Italy

2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Tuscany | Italy
GRAPES Sangiovese
APPELLATION Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck |
94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate |
93 points, Wine Enthusiast |
92 points, Wine Spectator |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck
“Incredibly polished and elegant, with gorgeous black cherry, asphalt, spice and licorice aromas and flavors, the 2011 Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva is full-bodied, seamless and silky on the palate. Possessing no hard edges, sweet tannin, and a beautiful finish, this 100% Sangiovese is just singing today, yet I suspect it will easily keep for another 10-15 years. This is a straight-up gorgeous wine.”

94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
“The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a dense and inky dark wine with hardly any light penetration. The bouquet is lavish and extravagant with opulent layers of black fruit, plum, dried blackberry, exotic spice, cigar box and red rose. Those savory notes of tobacco and leather are my favorite part of this wine. I love the way they wrap thickly over the palate and spread so generously on the finish. The more I study this wine, the more it reveals. The thick mouthfeel offers some chewiness and there's a distinct layer of jammy fruit that adds some weight to the finish. This wine needs a little longer to integrate, but should last in the long run.”

93 points, Wine Enthusiast
“After a few swirls of the glass, this elegant red releases aromas of ripe wild berry, pipe tobacco, dried herb and a whiff of dark spice. The supple succulent palate doles out fleshy black cherry, baking spice and a hint of licorice framed in velvety tannins. Smooth and delicious, it’s already approachable, but will offer fine drinking for several years or more. Drink through 2021.”

92 points, Wine Spectator
“This is packed with sweet black cherry fruit and hints of violet and spice. The earth and leather elements are muted, making this atypical, yet the firm, chewy tannins are there. Fine length. Best from 2018 through 2029.”
About The Winery
The origins of the place named Caparzo are still unknown. According to some people, the name is derived, as shown by ancient maps, from Ca’ Pazzo; according to others, the term should derive from the Latin Caput Arsum, indicating 'a place touched by sun”. The history of Caparzo dates back to the end of the 1960s at the dawning of Brunello di Montalcino, when a group of friends, fond of Tuscany and of wine, purchased an old ruin with vineyards at Montalcino. The farm estate was renovated, modernized, and new vineyards were planted. In a short time, Caparzo made itself known in the Brunello market. In 1998, 30 years after the first rows of vines were planted, the farm estate came to a turning point when Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini purchased Caparzo. With the help of her son, Igino, and daughter, Alessandra, she immediately carried out her objective: combining tradition with innovation to create a high-quality wine that is the expression of an excellent territory.