This Brunello had really developed well since last time I tasted it about three years ago. Now all the pieces are coming together. Drinking very well right now but I will keep the last two bottles in the cellar for a bit longer.
Deep and dense. Good plum, chocolate and pepper nose that follows through to palate. Lovely structure — drunk from opening, but a decant wouldn't have hurt. Maybe a little overpriced (CHF70), but very decent. ****
Yes, excellent. Caprili always delivers. The 2006 has what one would expect from the vintage. Great structure, strong fruit. Drink now or hold. At this point, and probably forever, better than the 2007.
Classic expression of Brunello with tart cherry, leather, and sandalwood on the nose. On the palate, the tart cherry and leather remain but the sandalwood gives way to luscious dark chocolate and espresso, and those notes remain through a medium-ish, silky smooth finish.
This 2006 was a bit more mature than I expected, especially given that the 2004's from Caprili are still showing fairly young. This has the structure to continue to improve for several years, but especially with some protein to balance the tannins, it's drinking beautifully right now. I decanted for two hours, served with some beautiful lamb chops I picked up at the Portland Farmer's Market, and life was good.
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