In the last ten years, Caparzo has proven themselves as an integral part of Montalcino. The wines have developed much more character and quality over the past decade. 2015 is one of the top vintages to buy in Tuscany right now, and the Brunello di Montalcino is showing very well. We recently tried a bottle over a few days, and it displays a beautiful high-toned bouquet of rose petals, red fruits, blood orange, fennel, and a dusty minerality. The palate is elegant and approachable with good weight in the middle, focused acidity, and finishing long. Caparzo is like a snapshot of the vintage sourcing from vineyards, in all four corners of Montalcino, and this 2015 vintage is showing quite well.
Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) 93 points! "Caparzo is one of two properties in Montalcino owned by the beautiful and charming Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini. The other property is Altesino. This wine, the Caparzo 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a very classic interpretation that delivers the goods without any distracting bells or whistles. The wine opens to red and purple fruit aromas with background tones of dried herb, potting soil, cedar wood and light spice. Fruit comes from a site with heavier clay soils, and you get hints of that extra density and richness here. This vintage offers all you need in a model Brunello from a very beautiful and generous vintage. I always admire the wines of Caparzo for their accessible and immediate drinking style. Some 160,000 bottles were corked in August 2019, and the wine hit the market in January 2020."