Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 2015
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Bright deep red. Musky, bracing aromas and flavors of red cherry and orange peel, tarragon and violet. Full and tactile, with racy acidity giving the wine's deep flavors real cut and grip. Finishes with lingering saline nuances on the clean, refined back end. A rather uncompromising style of Brunello, but very true to type; this will also age extremely well. Capanna has always made excellent solid, traditional Brunellos, but it strikes me as being an estate on a real roll of late.
Though backed by stiff tannins, the cherry and strawberry flavors at the core are pure and defined. Earth, iron and woodsy elements accent the fruit. Rights itself in the end, showing fine equilibrium. Best from 2023 through 2042. 3,250 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.
Ripe black-skinned berry, violet, underbrush and new leather aromas fill the glass. Full bodied and rounded, the palate offers licorice, spirit-soaked black cherry and tobacco accompanied by close-grained, solid tannins that leave a drying finish.