Capanna 2015 Brunello di Montalcino

$ 71.99
96 points James Suckling

Plums and dried flowers with violets and lavender and hints of sandalwood. Full-bodied, dense and fruity with a big and juicy palate, yet the round and firm tannins hold it all together and give it form.

95 points Jeb Dunnuck

The 2015 Brunello was aged for 40 months in classic Slavonian oak barrels and comes from the Montosoli area of Montalcino. It reveals a nose of anise, dried red cherry, thyme, and fresh flowers. The sunniness of the vintage is present without adding heft, followed by juicy cherry fruit on the midpalate, with fine grained, approachable tannins.

95 points Vinous

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.