~ Return to Caprili ~

It’s been about 18 months sit I sat down with Giacomo Bartolommei of the Caprili estate. It’s been about the same length of time since I checked in on his 2006 Brunello.  Since I’m preparing to once again sit down with Giacomo to get an update on the happenings at Caprili, I figured it would be a good time to check in on the 2006.
The 2006 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino is a dark, bright violet; very pretty. The nose is incredibly aromatic and offers bountiful notes of crushed berries and is loaded with flowers.  Behind that wave of intensity are fresh new leather and savory herbs.  Remarkable! 
On the palate, the wine is polished and very well delineated.  Ripe red fruits dominate and there is a  mineral driven,  clay earth note that is tactile and very appealing.  I find the consistency from the first bottle I tried remarklable in both the taste and aroma profile – though the aromatics are more intense this time.  Acidity and tannins are nicely balanced and this wine indeeed has a long life ahead.  Should be great, per my original note, in 5-10 years.  Well done!  94 points, about $40. 
~ Equally Impressive:  The 2006 is Gorgeous! ~

E vero!

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