2009 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Sangiovese
Dark red. Smoky and ripe on the nose, with a raspberry aroma complicated by notes of oak spice, licorice, graphite and tobacco. Full and rich but also bright, with red and dark berry flavors enlivened by juicy acidity and framed by supple tannins. Expansive and long on the back end, with lingering notes of underbrush and coffee. This big, delicious wine is already accessible.
92+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
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