Red

2010 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino

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Community Tasting Note

  • MyWine2009 wrote: 88 points

    October 3, 2017 - Now I understand BdM better. DRY! Very tannic. Unripe fruit. Better with food. Would be interesting to taste high-end producer, then perhaps give it another go. If you love dry reds, this is a nice choice. The wine seems well-crafted. I would probably choose this over a Cali Cab for a pasta pairing or something that required a tannic, structured dry red. I must admit I'm very limited on Italian varietals.

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  • ex-sommelier commented:

    10/3/17, 7:35 PM - 2010 is a notoriously structured vintage, and Capanna at only 7yrs old is going to be undrinkable right out of the gate, I would never open a 2010 Brunello from a respectable producer so young, and if I did, 6hr decant...shame you thought so little of such a great wine. The higher end producers of Brunello will likely require the same treatment.

  • MattMauldin commented:

    10/3/17, 11:20 PM - In fairness to the wine, your context tasting it, and given the verbiage of your note- it might be better policy to not assign the wine a score.

    72 as a score at a glance looks like a wine with serious problems/flaws, however in your circumstance you're describing a style of wine not yet in your wheelhouse. You mention that it's a "nice choice" and "seems well-crafted."

    There's nothing wrong with having a limited perspective in a category of wine. In my opinion the best practice in that instance is to write a wine note with your impressions, but without a score. Someone who really might enjoy that wine might see a 72 and not understand the context, and avoid it altogether.

    Just my two cents.

  • MyWine2009 commented:

    10/4/17, 4:22 AM - Thanks for the feedback. I'll make sure to give it an hour or two decant next time. Please note that I use a different scale. 72 means low-OK.
    I'll just use my own scale for private notes from now on. I changed the 72 to an 88.

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