CAPARZO 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG Tuscany Italy
95 Points Wine Enthusiast
"Fragrant blue flower, wild berry and baking spice aromas meld with a whiff of dried aromatic herb. Smooth and savory, the elegant palate shows raspberry preserve, juicy black cherry, licorice and espresso framed by fine-grained tannins. A hint of chopped mint backs up the lingering finish."
94 points Wine Spectator
"Cherry, strawberry and floral notes are hallmarks of this elegant, smooth red. Picks up spice and earthy accents, along with a cigar box element. Shows fine balance, with a line of dusty tannins lending support."
93 points Wine Advocate
"The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is generously infused with smoke, tar and black licorice. This wine is brooding, firm and austere when you first pour it from the bottle. It opens rapidly, however, as this is one of the hallmarks of a warm vintage in Montalcino. Dark fruit and dried blackberry segue to spice, tobacco, cured meat or smoked bacon. The 2012 vintage is more immediate and direct in personality compared to the nuanced 2013 non-Riserva Brunello that is also hitting the market at the same time."