Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

Carpineto

VARIETAL

100% Sangiovese Grosso

APPELLATION

Tuscany, Italy

 

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

Sangiovese Grosso grapes are locally referred to as Brunello because of the brownish color of the berries. This is one of Italy’s most famous and prestigious wines. Full aromas of cherry and raspberry are present on the nose with hints of vanilla as well. A full and rich wine with serious structure and a smooth finish that lingers. With proper storage, this wine will reward extensive cellaring of more than two decades. Decant before serving alongside hearty dishes, including roasts, wild game, or a perfectly cooked T-Bone steak.

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2016

Decanter - 97

Complex, mature characteristics of porcini and leather are intertwined with dark cherries and sweet lush plums. There is well-managed oak on the palate, which shows accents of dried spices and finishes with a cherry stone freshness.

World Wine Awards 2022

Wine Spectator - 96 pts

Opulent and round, boasting cherry, blackberry, plum, iron, tobacco and menthol notes. Fresh, with a broad matrix of tannins shoring it all up and, along with the vibrant acidity, extending the finish.

B. Sanderson, April 2022

2015

Decanter - 93 pts

Elegant and mature nose of small red berries, dried herbs, forest floor and leather. Warm with a rich concentration. Long.

July 2021

Vinous - 93 pts

The 2015 Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva mixes rich plum sauce and brown spice with lifting notes of wild herbs and white smoke. There’s an earthy, flowery undergrowth component that comes forward with time and really completes the expression. It’s deeply textural with a salty, savory persona, as flavors of cherry sauce and sage give way to baker’s chocolate and hints of tobacco. The finish is structured yet maintains balance, coming across as youthfully tannic but also clean and fresh. There’s a bit of a rustic feel here, yet it only serves to further accentuate the experience.

E. Guido, Nov. 2020

Wine Enthusiast - 92 pts

Violet, baking-spice and wild-cherry aromas mingle with a whiff of new leather. Tangy and savory, the lithe palate offers dried cherry, orange zest and licorice accompanied by polished, fine-grained tannins.

May 2021

Wine Spectator - 96 pts

A rich, harmonious red, displaying cherry, raspberry, iron, leather and earth aromas and flavors, with a hint of caraway. Sleek and succulent, shows a well-integrated structure and a flight-to-Mars-and-back finish.

B. Sanderson, May 2021
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