Garnet red, intense and brilliant, with light orange hints. The bouquet is penetrating, very full and varied, reminiscent of wild berries. On the palate, dry, warm, full-bodied, harmonious, delicate and austere and persistent at the same time.
Pair with roasts, grilled, spit-roasted or braised meats, game and ripe cheeses.
"Fresh cherry and raspberry flavors highlight this juicy red. Accents of underbrush and tobacco lend nuance, and the dense tannins suggest this is built for the long haul. Ends with a spicy finish."
"A wine with a solid core of fruit here. Fresh and clean with lovely focused fruit. Full body, with a velvety texture and a flavorful finish. Very ready and enjoyable now. Drink or hold."
"Caparzo’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is impressive. It boasts serious depth, nuance and complexity. Smoke, licorice, spices, black cherries and plums all develop in the glass, supported by firm, beautifully integrated tannins. This is a solid Brunello with plenty of upside for the next decade, if not longer. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.
Range: 92+ Points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Caparzo delivers a consistent and clean expression of Brunello year after year. This shows a touch of bright acidity, formed thanks to a cooler than average growing season, and is backed by aromas of forest fruit and cola. Full flavors of tobacco and spice carry the wine smoothly over the palate."
Big & Bold
WS Score is right on. Not a classic, but consistently very good. Fruity flavors up front, but a bit weak on the finish, otherwise would be in the 93-94 range. Have had four bottles of the 2008, over past 4 months, and I would rate all at 90-91.