2015 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino Ad Alberto Riserva (750ml) Pre-Arrival15 0 0 0
Only 4,000 bottles made of this beauty and only in the best years!
Caprili is a Brunello estate in the southwestern sector of the Montalcino appellation near the hamlet of Tavernelle. They are considered one of the old guard of Montalcino producers as they were established in 1965 when they split off from the famous Pieve Santa Restituta estate. The estate is extremely well located, next to Pieve Santa Restituta but also immediately adjacent to Soldera.
The Riserva AdAlberto is produced from the Madre vineyard (planted in 1965) of 100% Sangiovesse Grosso.
"Tasted from an unfinished shiner bottle, the Caprili 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva AdAlberto is a single-vineyard expression that has drawn its fruit from the same site since 2010. The wine is dedicated to the paternal figure Alberto Bartolomei (grandfather to the current owners) who planted these vines in 1965. You can definitely taste the age and authentic character of those plants in the concentration and richness of the fruit, presented here with the abundance that only the 2015 vintage affords. The wine is smooth and enduring, and the tannins just need a few more years of bottle age. This is a small-production wine with just 4,000 bottles made." 96+ points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, Nov. 2020)
"Lots of dried and sour cherries on the nose with earth and dried leaves. Smoke and cigar box, too. It’s full-bodied with ultra fine tannins and delicious orange peel and a touch of leather on the finish. Really impressive texture. Drink after 2024." 96 points - James Suckling (4 Nov, 2020)