89 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013
(13.5% alcohol): Bright red with an amber rim. Ripe red cherry, candied violet and dried herb aromas are complicated by a hint of tobacco. Bright and fresh, with superripe red cherry, almond paste and herbal flavors leading into a juicy finish with supple tannins and lingering sweetness. Not the last word in complexity but I like this wine's fleshy, sweet, easygoing personality. A trace of heat and disjointed acidity emerge at the back and kept my score down. Caparzo made 160,000 bottles of this wine in 2008, and my hat goes off to the estate for having been able to pack this much quality into so many bottles.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
92+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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3.85 out of 5 stars
have had 07 and now 08
enjoyed both greatly,,,perhaps 07 a little more
let air for some time to appreciate fully,still one of the best cases we have purchased
evidently the first bottle was a fluke since subsequent bottles have been fine
The Caparzo Brunello was rather bland and nondescript. It wasn't a bad wine but it reminded me of a run of the mill Chianti Classico. I expect more than this from a good Brunello.
Caparzo 2008 Brunello
We were extremely disappointed with this wine. We visited the winery in 2010 and were impressed with the classic Brunello depth we have come to expect and when we saw it as a Wine Access offering, it was a sentimental and easy choice for us. Honestly, we have not served it to guests. It has no character nor richness. When the fraud announcement came about concerning Brunellos a few weeks back, we considered for a moment that you (Wine Access) may have been scammed. Unhappy in the San Juan Islands. John
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