Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006
The origins of the place named Caparzo are still unknown. According to some people, the name is derived, as shown by ancient maps, from Ca’ Pazzo; according to others, the term should derive from the Latin Caput Arsum, indicating "a place touched by sun”.
The history of Caparzo dates back to the end of the 1960s at the dawning of Brunello di Montalcino, when a group of friends, fond of Tuscany and of wine, purchased an old ruin with vineyards at Montalcino. The farm estate was renovated, modernized, and new vineyards were planted. In a short time, Caparzo made itself known in the Brunello market. In 1998, 30 years after the first rows of vines were planted, the farm estate came to a turning point when Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini purchased Caparzo. With the help of her son, Igino, and daughter, Alessandra, she immediately carried out her objective: combining tradition with innovation to create a high-quality wine that is the expression of an excellent territory.
Garnet red in the glass with intense and brilliant color accompanied by hints of light orange. On the nose it has a penetrating bouquet, very full and varied, reminiscent of wild berries followed by dry, warm and full-bodied flavors maintaining being delicate and austere at the same time maintaining the balance and harmony of the wine.
95 Points - James Suckling
Complex aromas of walnuts, almonds, cedar, plums, chocolate and aniseed. Full and chewy with a beautiful finish of fruit, parmigana and berries. Lasts for minutes. SO right now.
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This shows bright Sangiovese tones of crisp berry and forest floor, followed by subtle touches of spice, leather, black licorice, dried ginger and rosemary. The true character and freshness of the Sangiovese fruit comes through loud and clear.
92 Points - Wine Spectator
This elegant red is harmonious, exhibiting plum and cherry notes, with dense yet integrated tannins carrying the finish. Very supple overall, with a spicy aftertaste. Best from 2013 through 2025.
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is an attractive wine laced with sweet red cherries, tobacco, flowers, mint and licorice. The 2006 is an especially refined, subtle Riserva that impresses for its class and elegance. Caparzo gave the 2006 Riserva three years in Slavonian and French oak casks. This is a strong showing from Caparzo. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.