Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Carpineto

VARIETAL

100% Sangiovese Grosso

APPELLATION

Tuscany, Italy

 

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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2017

Decanter - 90 pts

A juicy red that is coming into its prime. Still quite fresh, with chestnut nuances to the fruity palate.

World Wine Awards 2022

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

This ripe red is hallmarked by flavors of cherry, iron and tobacco, with elements of plum and eucalyptus. Strikes a balance between fruity and savory, with a lingering finish of dusty tannins.

B. Sanderson, June 2022

2016

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Earthy aromas recalling underbrush, leather and eucalyptus lead the nose. The straightforward, already accessible palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied, suggesting juicy sour cherry, orange zest and star anise alongside dusty, rather drying tannins.

May 2021

Wine Spectator - 94 pts

There is a warmth to the ripeness in this red, like sunbaked earth or bricks, surrounding the core of cherry and berry flavors. Very fresh and long, with iron, tobacco and wild herbs lingering as the rugged tannins exert their influence.

B. Sanderson, May 2021

2015

Vinous - 93 pts

Carpineto’s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino rises from the glass with an intense display of orange-tinged strawberry, cedar box, a dusting of spice, animal musk, and dark earth tones. On the palate, velvety textures are contrasted by vibrant acidity, giving lift to its tart red and black berry fruit, as a host of sweet and savory spice develop, and fine tannins slowly mount. It finishes firm yet refined, with cool-toned red berry lingering over saline-minerals and a coating of dry tannins.

A.G., Sept. 2020

Wine Enthusiast - 89 pts

This has rather subdued aromas evoking coconut, carob, baked plum and a whiff of resin. Lean and linear, the palate shows dried cherry and licorice notes set against dusty tannins that leave a rather firm, drying finish.

K. O'Keefe, June 2020

Wine Spectator - 95 pts

Silky and elegant, revealing cherry, plum, tobacco, earth and iron flavors. The vibrant structure keeps this red pulsing through the long, mineral-infused finish. Shows fine balance and complexity. Best from 2023 through 2042. 3,000 cases made, 1,250 cases imported.

B. Sanderson, March 2020

2014

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

This is rich, offering ripe cherry, plum and light floral flavors. Displays density and a firm structure, with dusty tannins shoring up the finish. Shows fine freshness and purity overall.

B. Sanderson, May 2019

2013

Wine Enthusiast - 92 pts

Classic Sangiovese aromas of violet, wild berry, baking spice and a whiff of new leather meld together on this. The structured full-bodied palate delivers black cherry, crushed raspberry, clove and star anise set against firm acidity and a backbone of tightly wound tannins that grip the finish. Drink 2023–2033.

k. O'Keefe, March 2018

Wine Spectator - 90 pts

A fleshy style whose richness offsets the leafy tannins, paving the way for cherry, almond, leather and iron notes. Finishes dry, with length and grip.

B. Sanderson, October 2018

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

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
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