Very dark wine - nice bouquet of forest floor and mushrooms, black fruit - the taste is dominated by a heavy tannin attacking the gums - also some black fruits in the mouth and mediterranean herbes, garrigue - long, dry aftertaste... — 2 months ago
Memorable! — 9 months ago
The Arnaldo Caprai 40 Anni Vigna del Lago Sagrentino di Montefalco is, like its name, a big boy. Plenty of grippy tannins here, as one would expect, but certainly not too ferocious to prevent great enjoyment. Dark fruit, Christmas spice, tar and pepper all combine beautifully. This wine has a long way to go. — 2 years ago
I have a soft spot for this producer. This 100% sargrantino requires at least 15 years post bottling, but from there, the wine sings.
Nice fruit profile of cherries and strawberries, gives way to cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, and bay leaves. Big tannins create a strong structure, from which the remaining components hang from. Hold this for another 15 years, easily. — 3 months ago
Thanks to @Delectable Wine for a quick turnaround on ID-ing this relatively obscure cuvée. Caprai does amazing things that go way beyond his flagship Sagrantinos. Here is a 100% Umbrian Pinot Noir, made only in certain vintages. The varietal expression here is unique (a good wine to stump blind tasters) - richer and more powerful than you’d expect, with bluer fruits and higher tannins too...almost like a Bdx. — 3 years ago
Loved this wine. So much to unpack - firm tannins, plush textures, wide range of scents on the bouquet. Really fun wine and incredibly well made. Like a mix between Masseto and a not too sweet Valpo or Amarone — 8 months ago