TENUTA CAPARZO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO - 1999
13.5% alcohol. 100% Sangiovese from Italy.
Transparent reddish-brown color with cedar, mossy earth, licorice and leather on the nose. Sweet cherry, black currant and tobacco flavors. Soft, round and supple with nice acidity on the backend. Plum and hints of blue cheese on the finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Very Old World. Refined. Subtle in its approach. Great balance. Retails for around $60. This 10 year-old wine is drinking really well although it is not exactly a value driven option in this economy. However, you won't find too many inexpensive Brunellos so it is competitive in its category.