Tenuta Caparzo

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.078 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

The name of the estate comes from "Ca' Pazzo", shown on ancient maps. The estate covers an area of 190 hectares, 54 which are vineyards, 4 are olive groves, 87 which are wooded and 45 are to be planted with new vines. Vivid deep Ruby with a berry fruit bouquet and hints of smoke, aged for 2 years on oak. On the palate cherry & strawberry flavors, with leather, cacao and tar notes. Softening nicely, has lively acidity and approachable tannins, lingering ending with tobacco oak finish. Tasting Sample.

The name of the estate comes from "Ca' Pazzo", shown on ancient maps. The estate covers an area of 190 hectares, 54 which are vineyards, 4 are olive groves, 87 which are wooded and 45 are to be planted with new vines. Vivid deep Ruby with a berry fruit bouquet and hints of smoke, aged for 2 years on oak. On the palate cherry & strawberry flavors, with leather, cacao and tar notes. Softening nicely, has lively acidity and approachable tannins, lingering ending with tobacco oak finish. Tasting Sample.

Mar 28th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

The name of the estate comes from "Ca' Pazzo", shown on ancient maps. The estate covers an area of 190 hectares, 54 which are vineyards, 4 are olive groves, 87 which are wooded and 45 are to be planted with new vines. Vivid deep Ruby with a berry fruit bouquet and hints of smoke, aged for 2 years on oak. On the palate cherry & strawberry flavors, with leather, cacao and tar notes. Softening nicely, has lively acidity and approachable tannins, lingering ending with tobacco oak finish. Tasting Sample.

The name of the estate comes from "Ca' Pazzo", shown on ancient maps. The estate covers an area of 190 hectares, 54 which are vineyards, 4 are olive groves, 87 which are wooded and 45 are to be planted with new vines. Vivid deep Ruby with a berry fruit bouquet and hints of smoke, aged for 2 years on oak. On the palate cherry & strawberry flavors, with leather, cacao and tar notes. Softening nicely, has lively acidity and approachable tannins, lingering ending with tobacco oak finish. Tasting Sample.

Nov 2nd, 2018
Joe Spagnola

Medium to full bodied. Brandied black cherry, black truffle, faint of raspberry, rosemary, mint and pipe tobacco. Although I have a lot of descriptors here, the wine lacks finesse and integration of fruit and tannin, resulting in an awkwardness and in any quite as balanced as you would assume. Tannins are still abrasive and may need a few years to soften & integrate. A very dry food wine that needs food with salt and fat to counteract the tannin. Heavy roasts and red meat work well.

Medium to full bodied. Brandied black cherry, black truffle, faint of raspberry, rosemary, mint and pipe tobacco. Although I have a lot of descriptors here, the wine lacks finesse and integration of fruit and tannin, resulting in an awkwardness and in any quite as balanced as you would assume. Tannins are still abrasive and may need a few years to soften & integrate. A very dry food wine that needs food with salt and fat to counteract the tannin. Heavy roasts and red meat work well.

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2019
Riccardo L.

Tastes like the Toronto Raptors are in the finals.

Tastes like the Toronto Raptors are in the finals.

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2019
Shengli Hu

Mint, tomato skin, yogurt, sour cream, rosemary, and thyme. A touch of Brett. Elevated acid, tannin, and abv.

Mint, tomato skin, yogurt, sour cream, rosemary, and thyme. A touch of Brett. Elevated acid, tannin, and abv.

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2018
David Kline

Mocha, violets, baked plum, cherry juice, orange. Bright cherry on the palate, from ripe to tart, with ginger snap and espresso notes that sharpen to dried cherry and cranberries. #Carparzo #brunello #Tuscany #montalchino #italianwine #sangiovese

Mocha, violets, baked plum, cherry juice, orange. Bright cherry on the palate, from ripe to tart, with ginger snap and espresso notes that sharpen to dried cherry and cranberries. #Carparzo #brunello #Tuscany #montalchino #italianwine #sangiovese

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2018
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. Day 1, this was okay. Day 4, this was okay. While this is clearly a traditional, well-made wine, I’m just not terribly impressed by this particular bottle’s showing. Cherries, strawberries, Earl Grey tea and dried herbs...all of which I love!!...but this never really generated any “oompf”. To be honest, this came across more like a really good RdM in terms of quality. I have another bottle that I will hold and see if it delivers more down the road. Maybe I’m missing something 🤷‍♂️? Don’t get me wrong, this is a good wine and better with food but it just doesn’t stir my soul right now and it doesn’t live up to the hype it’s been getting.

Popped and poured. Day 1, this was okay. Day 4, this was okay. While this is clearly a traditional, well-made wine, I’m just not terribly impressed by this particular bottle’s showing. Cherries, strawberries, Earl Grey tea and dried herbs...all of which I love!!...but this never really generated any “oompf”. To be honest, this came across more like a really good RdM in terms of quality. I have another bottle that I will hold and see if it delivers more down the road. Maybe I’m missing something 🤷‍♂️? Don’t get me wrong, this is a good wine and better with food but it just doesn’t stir my soul right now and it doesn’t live up to the hype it’s been getting.

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2018
Sam Friedland

Took sometime to open. Fruit, leather and tannins. The ingredients do not come to harmony.

Took sometime to open. Fruit, leather and tannins. The ingredients do not come to harmony.

Jan 23rd, 2022
MRM
9.2

This will only get better

This will only get better

Aug 9th, 2021
H And S

Yummm

Yummm

Mar 13th, 2021