(2011 Vintage) Caparzo produced its first vintage of Brunello di Montalcino in 1970, when the situation in Montalcino was very different than it is now. At the time there were only 13 wineries in Montalcino, and this makes Caparzo one of the historic Brunello producers. The distinguishing characteristic of Caparzo's Brunello di Montalcino is clearly the origin of its Sangiovese. Indeed, the estate is one of the few in Montalcino that has vineyards in the various geographic areas of the Appellation. What might seem to be just a detail is instead quite positive, because the different locations of Caparzo's vineyards allow the estate to draw the most from the different microclimates and terroirs present in Montalcino. The grapes harvested from the vineyards in the various areas of the appellation are carefully selected to lay the foundations for a complex wine that brings together all of the characteristics that make Brunello one of the the world's most sought after wines.
Decanter(1995 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Slightly dumb nose, but with blackberry and oak aromas. Blackberry confirmed on the palate, with a hint of oak and medium concentration.
Wine Spectator(2007 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/27/2013
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/07/2013