Tenuta Caparzo

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

8.935 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

Mint, tomato skin, yogurt, sour cream, rosemary, and thyme. A touch of Brett. Elevated acid, tannin, and abv.

Mint, tomato skin, yogurt, sour cream, rosemary, and thyme. A touch of Brett. Elevated acid, tannin, and abv.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

The name of the estate comes from "Ca' Pazzo", shown on ancient maps. The estate covers an area of 190 hectares, 54 which are vineyards, 4 are olive groves, 87 which are wooded and 45 are to be planted with new vines. Vivid deep Ruby with a berry fruit bouquet and hints of smoke, aged for 2 years on oak. On the palate cherry & strawberry flavors, with leather, cacao and tar notes. Softening nicely, has lively acidity and approachable tannins, lingering ending with tobacco oak finish. Tasting Sample.

The name of the estate comes from "Ca' Pazzo", shown on ancient maps. The estate covers an area of 190 hectares, 54 which are vineyards, 4 are olive groves, 87 which are wooded and 45 are to be planted with new vines. Vivid deep Ruby with a berry fruit bouquet and hints of smoke, aged for 2 years on oak. On the palate cherry & strawberry flavors, with leather, cacao and tar notes. Softening nicely, has lively acidity and approachable tannins, lingering ending with tobacco oak finish. Tasting Sample.

Nov 2nd, 2018
David Kline

Mocha, violets, baked plum, cherry juice, orange. Bright cherry on the palate, from ripe to tart, with ginger snap and espresso notes that sharpen to dried cherry and cranberries. #Carparzo #brunello #Tuscany #montalchino #italianwine #sangiovese

Mocha, violets, baked plum, cherry juice, orange. Bright cherry on the palate, from ripe to tart, with ginger snap and espresso notes that sharpen to dried cherry and cranberries. #Carparzo #brunello #Tuscany #montalchino #italianwine #sangiovese

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2018
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. Day 1, this was okay. Day 4, this was okay. While this is clearly a traditional, well-made wine, I’m just not terribly impressed by this particular bottle’s showing. Cherries, strawberries, Earl Grey tea and dried herbs...all of which I love!!...but this never really generated any “oompf”. To be honest, this came across more like a really good RdM in terms of quality. I have another bottle that I will hold and see if it delivers more down the road. Maybe I’m missing something 🤷‍♂️? Don’t get me wrong, this is a good wine and better with food but it just doesn’t stir my soul right now and it doesn’t live up to the hype it’s been getting.

Popped and poured. Day 1, this was okay. Day 4, this was okay. While this is clearly a traditional, well-made wine, I’m just not terribly impressed by this particular bottle’s showing. Cherries, strawberries, Earl Grey tea and dried herbs...all of which I love!!...but this never really generated any “oompf”. To be honest, this came across more like a really good RdM in terms of quality. I have another bottle that I will hold and see if it delivers more down the road. Maybe I’m missing something 🤷‍♂️? Don’t get me wrong, this is a good wine and better with food but it just doesn’t stir my soul right now and it doesn’t live up to the hype it’s been getting.

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2018
Ben Lutz

Light, fruity, opens up well.

Light, fruity, opens up well.

Apr 14th, 2019
Rich Raleigh

Merry Christmas! This was a good one. Bought at Domaine South in Huntsville.

Merry Christmas! This was a good one. Bought at Domaine South in Huntsville.

Dec 26th, 2018
Zach Barnes

Big Sky Enoteca fail. Get the Barolo instead.

Big Sky Enoteca fail. Get the Barolo instead.

Nov 30th, 2018
Peter Chang

young.

young.

Nov 28th, 2018
Ray S
8.2

I found this disappointing but it was worth a shot considering the price.

I found this disappointing but it was worth a shot considering the price.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Miles Perry

A light red wine with strawberry & cherry flavors. Clean finish.

A light red wine with strawberry & cherry flavors. Clean finish.

Nov 10th, 2018