An intense and brilliant garnet red color with light orange hints. This wine has a penetrating bouquet, very full and varied, and reminiscent of wild berries. A harmonious, full-bodied wine that is delicate and austere with persistence at the same time.
Pairs well with roasts, grilled and braised meats, game and ripe cheeses.
96 Points - Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a big, powerful wine that is going to require at least a few years to soften. Dark and brooding, the Riserva shows the more masculine side of Sangiovese. Black cherry, plum, leather, spice and tobacco all sit on firm beams of acidity and tannin. There is a sense of explosive energy to the 2010 that I find quite appealing, but readers will have to be patient in order to experience the wine at its best."
95 Points - James Suckling - "Aromas of blood oranges, blackberries, plums and mushrooms. Full body, round tannins and spices, lightly toasted oak and a cedar/berry finish. Solid Brunello. Drink or hold."
93 Points - Wine Spectator - "Soft, floral aromas of rose and peony segue to cherry, strawberry, spice and tobacco flavors. Rich and lacy in texture, with a solid grip of tannins on the back end. Best from 2018 through 2030."
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast - "This opens with aromas suggesting espresso, toast, oak, wild berry and exotic spice. The firm palate offers dried cherry, licorice, coffee bean and a touch of vanilla alongside assertive, close-grained tannins that grip the finish. Drink 2020–2030."
91 Points - The Wine Advocate - "Caparzo's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva presents a very different taste profile compared to the estate's newly released wines from the warmer 2011 vintage. This was a more balanced growing season and you get a greater sense of power and determination in this wine as a result. The bouquet is compact and expressive but it also holds back. In fact, I'm not sure that this wine is showing its full potential at the moment. It seems to need more time to flesh out. I suggest drinking it after 2018. "
COLOUR: ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing.BOUQUET: pervasive bouquet, very generous and varied,with hints of soft fruit.FLAVOUR: dry, warm, well-sustained, well-orchestrated,delicate and austere at the same time, persistent.
roast, grilled meat and on the spit, game, braised meat, mature cheese.SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18° C, better if uncorked 1 - 2hours before serving.