Capanna Brunello di Montalcino is a deep ruby red color with garnet hues. The bouquet is ethereal, with notes of red fruit and vanilla. The harmonious palate shows excellent tannicity and structure, with a very persistent finish. Made with 100% Sangiovese.
The Capanna 2017 Brunello di Montalcino shows fresh primary fruit initially, but the bouquet is otherwise footed in ethereal tones of balsam herb, cola, crushed flowers and autumnal leaf. The wine delivers purity and a nice level of complexity that flirts with both varietal and territory-specific characteristics. It registers 15% alcohol, but thankfully it's not too intrusive. That power and the wine's structure, with some mild tannic bitterness, plays against the delicate quality of fruit you get here. Best after 2024.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 pts.
Lots of ripe berries and sandalwood with nutmeg. It’s full-bodied with chewy tannins and a big, juicy finish. Needs time to soften. Chunky. Try after 2025.
- James Suckling, 93 pts.