Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Carpineto

VARIETAL

100% Sangiovese Grosso

APPELLATION

Tuscany, Italy

 

Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Brunello is a term used by locals to refer to the dark brown color of the grapes at harvest. Carpineto’s single vineyard Brunello di Montalcino possesses a complex bouquet of nuts and spice, accented by hints of vanilla, cherry, and raspberry.  Aged in Slavonian oak barrels for three years and cellared in bottle for 6 months, this wine offers a warm, smooth finish.  A wine which will reward extensive cellaring.

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2012

Wine Enthusiast - 91 pts

Fruity plum aromas mingle with dark spice, chopped herb and violet notes on the nose of this full-bodied red. On the palate, fleshy black cherry, clove and anise flavors are set against chewy tannins and fresh acidity. It’s already approachable but will also offer years of enjoyment

k. O'Keefe, April 2017

Wine Spectator - 93 pts

There’s plenty of elegance here, from the light touches of flowers to the red berry and stone flavors to the vivid acidity. This hangs together, with the structure driving the long finish. Best from 2020 though 2036.

B. Sanderson, October 2017

2011

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Scorched earth, cured meat, toasted nut and grilled herb aromas lead the nose on this full-bodied red . The warm, ripe palate doles out raspberry jam, mature black cherry, vanilla and star anise framed In firm, velvety tannins.

k. O'Keefe, May 2016

Wine Spectator - 90 pts

A beefy, tannic style, with submerged cherry and plum flavors, accented by spice and leather notes. The fruit core extends through the finish.

B. Sanderson, October 2016

2010

Wine Spectator

Aromas of basil, juniper, rosemary and wet earth combine with sweet berry flavors and a smooth profile in this powerful red. …lingers with spice and briar elements. Drink now through 2024.

B. Sanderson, October 2015

2007

Wine Enthusiast - 91 pts

A study in balance, this wine has dark berry and tobacco aromas that are elegant rather than overly intense. The palate reveals polished tannins and firm fruit flavors.

M. Larner, April 2013

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

Appealing floral, cedar, spice and black cherry aromas lead to cherry and raspberry flavors in this fresh red, which is balanced and firm, with a long finish. Best from 2015 through 2028.

B. Sanderson, May 2013

2006

Wine Spectator - 92 pts

Very perfumed and silky for the vintage, featuring rose, truffle, leather and macerated cherry. Harmonious yet structured, with firm tannins exerting themselves on the finish, ending with a spice and tobacco aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2028.

B. Sanderson, September 2012