2006 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva


  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino
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  • GFischmann Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 13, 2020 - Still drinking well with nice balance with good balance of acid and residual tannins. Nice evolution of the secondary and tertiary flavors. Great wine

  • Derek Darth Taster wrote: 93 points

    October 3, 2019 - Late night session at Maison Dakota. Poured through Vinturi into decanter. Drank over 3 hours. Drank in Gabriel Standart.
    Appearance is clear, medium intensity, ruby colour. Legs.
    Nose medium+ intensity, some slight VA that blows off, then aromas of classic red cherries, darker red cherries, toast, sandalwood, mint, earth. Developed.
    On the palate, dry, good high acidity, high alcohol (15%), chewy high tannins, full body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of classic pure sour red cherries, red licorice, baking spices, sweet sandalwood, earth, bit of mint. Long finish.
    Very good quality. Started off a tad unbalanced, but found its footing in the decanter after an hour plus.
    Not sure if it's me, but seems like there is much oak influence here? The toast and sandalwood is definitely there for me. Though apparently this Riserva is aged in Slavonian oak casks of 10 to 25 hl for over 40 months.
    Vineyards well located around Montosoli in Montalcino North.

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  • EricLi wrote: 92 points

    July 20, 2019 - From a magnum. Brick on the rim. Started out a little unbalanced, but eventually mellowed pretty nicely. Definitely an old world Profile. Could be a good steak wine, but also quite pleasant sipping by itself.

  • sfwinelover1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 30, 2019 - First of 2 from an auction lot at about $65@. Hour and half decant preceded by a 1 oz taste upon opening, and the wine is immediately singing. Nose of strawberries, funk and dried spices. Medium to dark with orange notes, medium to full-bodied, thick legs. Taste, however, was dominated by cherry, some funk, the spices and blood orange. After the decant, smoke, cigar box, iron/rust, blood and tar tasting notes came out. Huge but not unpleasant tannins, lightening bolt acidity. Despite the 15% abv, not a hint of heat on the palate. More on the modern side, but not on the far end of the dial. Second night some tomato notes came out with our homemade pizza. Impeccably structured and perfectly balanced. Super savory, makes you wish they'd sell it in snack packs at your local big box retailer. This is early in a great drinking window that should go on for quite a long time. Great wine, great qpr.

    My primary wine love has always been Napa cabs, but in the past year or two, I think that Brunellos have overtaken them, despite the so-so scores for many on CT (you have a hard time finding something scored better than 93, whereas myriad Cabs exceed that.). I've had great success at paying $30-50 for good-very good BdMs, and $50-100 for exceptional ones.

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  • Bellbx Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 1, 2019 - Excellent ruby color. Raspberry nose. With hints of leather and red fruit hard candy, floral and spices. High acid and tannic. Decanted ~30 min. Paired with meatballs and Cesar salad.

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    July/August 2012, IWC Issue #163 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/9/2012 (link) 94 points

    (Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva) Medium dark ruby color; lovely, ripe cherry, red berry, sandalwood nose; tasty, tart berry, dried berry, sandalwood palate; needs 5 years; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Capanna
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Montalcino
  • Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
  • UPC Codes 400003725816, 8058340822105

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 321 (58%)
  • Consumed 231 (42%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

pasta with red sauce, pizza, red meat

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