Brunello Caparzo 2007

Amantis

Riserva Montecucco Sangiovese 2007

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim.

Wonderful nose of blueberries, black cherries, black currants, earth, chocolates, licorice, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, coffee, light vinaigrette, leather and wet leaves.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cooked cherries, chocolates, earth, wood, spices, black pepper, leather, light vinaigrette, wet leaves, herbs and licorice.

Long finish with fine grained tannins.

This 13 year old is drinking very nicely now. This is a delicious Sangiovese from Tuscany. Drinks like a nicely aged Brunello.

Nicely balanced with great complexity and a great nose. Loved smelling on it for a while. Soft, rich and interesting.

At its peak now, but will drink nicely in the next few years. Needs 2.5 hours to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle, too. (So much better once it opens up, so be patient). Started declining after 4 hours.

This is a great surprise. Thank you Elvira for sharing this with me.

I paired it with cheeses, light appetizers and pizza.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.
— a day ago

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Dalla Valle Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

1.5 hour decant(lots of cloudy sediment). A breathtaking dark purple color. On the nose: subtle notes of black fruit, floral, crushed rocks, vanilla, iron, metallic. Taste: fresh, rich, creamy wine with blackberry, dark cherry, smoke, pine tree, and a raspberry/cedar/slightly minty long finish. Tannins resolved now and the wine seems to be at its peak ready to go a number of more years. Pop one if you got em! — 6 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Good review. Wish I had some
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Hugh O'Riordan Thanks! Got one in the cellar with your name on it, if you want me to ship you one.

Clos Saint Jean

Deus Ex Machina Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

Even better than last year’s bottle, which I called “the devil’s work” and rated 95. So much more emerging and the finest, grainy tannins just melted on my palate. Burnt cocoa, velvety cassis. Never got warmed up due to Covid doors open. This has decades to go. — 12 days ago

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David L

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Incredible bottle
Bruce Leboff

Bruce Leboff

Nice. I guess it’s Chateau Neufeld De Pape night

Fattoria La Gerla

Riserva gli Angeli Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2007

Great multilayered tobacco and currant aromas and flavors. Wonderful and long aftertaste. Lots of finesse. A beauty. — 14 days ago

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Poggio Antico

Altero Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2007

Outstanding Brunello.. lavender on the nose.. cherries, currants and mint on the palate.. kept getting better with air!! so good with cacio e pepe!! — a month ago

Tom, Eric and 6 others liked this

Miguel Torres S.A.

Mas La Plana Penedès Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Deep black color like the label. On the nose medium + aromas of black fruit ( ripe kirsch, ripe cassis creme de cassis and blackberry jam) hints of ash, toast and cedar. On the palate the wine is rich lush and very “#Mediterranean while being pure pure #Cabernet. Burgundy bottle for Cab! I appreciate it a ton but I don’t love it. Aging incredibly well. 2007 in 2020 — 6 days ago

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Doug Powers

Doug Powers

I have many fond memories of the older vintages — 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975-1978, and 1982 — haven’t had anything newer than that, though. Really amazingly elegant wines!!

Sesti (Castello di Argiano)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2007

Cathy Corison
9.1

Very developed. Leather. Cassis. Nice VA. — 17 days ago

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Castello di Neive

Santo Stefano Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2007

Excellent wine. Tannins here are more firm than the 2007 Giuseppe Cortese Rabaja. Aromatics are more subdued, but as this gets more air it just gets better and better. — 5 days ago

Josh, Bob and 12 others liked this

House of Arras

Grand Vintage Champagne Blend 2007

Comprehensive notes from 24 weeks ago still apply. Definitely Australia’s best sparkling I think, from Tasmania. Straw and hay aromas with fresh bread. With over 7 years on lees giving this quality and complexity if it was French you would be paying a couple of $100. Champion wine of the Brisbane Wine Show in 2016. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Riesling Grand Cru Rangen Clos Saint Urbain 2007

Mid Gold in colour with a touch of bronze - crystal clear. Faint notes of paraffin with a little citrus rind and grapefruit. On the palate citrus, honey and a hint of cumquat - definite minerality with medium acidity. A fulsome palate but finishes dry - 13.5% ABV. The following day notes of quince on the palate. A delicious old Alsatian Riesling showing the complexity you would expect from a Grand Cru. One of the 1001 Wines. — 14 days ago

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