Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Powerfully, structured, this robust wine opens with aromas of forest floor, baked plum, camphor and a whiff of new leather. Showing the heat of the vintage, the warm hearty palate offers stewed prune, tobacco, licorice and a hint of dried mint framed in assertive close-grained tannins. You'll also notice the heat of evident alcohol on the close. Give the tannins a few years to unwind then drink to capture the remaining fruit. Drink 2020-2027.
Capanna's 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva opens to a darkly saturated color and very ripe aromas of cherry and prune. To me, the fruit tastes overripe in this warm and dry vintage, although the wine doesn't necessarily show jammy aromas per se. Instead, it delivers noticeable power and heat (with alcohol recorded at 15%). The complexity and delicate nature of Sangiovese is downplayed in this warm-vintage Riserva.
The cherry core is edged with tobacco, underbrush and light caraway notes. Starts out with sweet fruit, finishing with dry, astringent tannins. Give this time, but the tannins will likely maintain that dry feel. Best from 2021 through 2030. 716 cases made.