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2008 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - 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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have had 07 and now 08
04/18/2014
by Sangiovese531998
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
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04/16/2014
by Haley13944741
evidently the first bottle was a fluke since subsequent bottles have been fine
03/29/2014
by Hook13945557
Needs to rest until 2015

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