Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - The Grape Tray
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2016
SKU: 1266

Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2016

  • ws96
  • js94
  • v93
  • jd91
  • we90


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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Caparzo
Alcohol/vol 13.5%

Winemaker Notes:

Ruby red wine color, tending toward garnet with age, this wine offers complex, penetrating aromas of wild berry fruit. On the palate, it is dry, firm, harmonious and delicate.

Great with roasts, grilled and spit-roasted meats, game, braised meats and aged cheeses.

Wine Spectator
  • ws96

Ripe, sweet cherry and raspberry fruit are accented by floral, mineral and wild herbs in this alluring red. A backbone of dense, dusty tannins provides support, and the ripe fruit returns on the savory finish. Excellent length. Best from 2023 through 2043. 15,000 cases made, 8,500 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2021
James Suckling
  • js94

Plum, ripe-berry and floral aromas with hints of sandalwood and fresh mushrooms. It’s full-bodied with firm, ripe tannins and a fresh, crushed-stone finish. A little timid now. Give it another two or three years. Try after 2023.

October 30, 2020
  • v93

The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows mineral-laced black cherries with earth tones and hints of tanned leather. It’s soft in texture with a polished display of ripe berries and savory spice, as zesty acids create a juicy expression while slow-mounting tannins collect upon the senses. This turns dry and structured toward the finale, yet with the balance for a long and steady evolution in the cellar. This is really very nice.

Eric Guido, November 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd91

The 2016 Brunello spent 3 years in a combination of traditional large Slavonian and French oak casks. Fresh with piney herbaceousness, confected black raspberry, and dried violets, it is medium-bodied and easy-drinking with fine tannins with acidity that lifts off the palate. Notes of fresh citrus, dried flowers, and dusty earth are delicate on the palate. This is ready for fresh drinking now or over the next few years.

March 4, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
  • we90

Aromas of red berry, blue flower and crushed aromatic herb form the nose. Svelte and vibrant, the palate offers sour cherry, star anise and a hint olive brine set against lithe tannins. Bright acidity keeps it light on its feet. Best 2022-2028.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2021