Red

2004 Arnaldo-Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco 25 Anni

Sagrantino

  • Italy
  • Umbria
  • Montefalco
  • Sagrantino di Montefalco
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • grover91 Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 26, 2018 - Drinking beautifully. Decanted but suggest decanting 2+ hours. Tasted with lamb. Definitely serve with food and preferably grilled meat.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Gracegreek Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 9, 2018 - Excellent wine, paired well with the pasta and meatloaf

  • Martinborough.Bek Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 21, 2018 - This extraordinary bottle blitzed the evening for me, with its colossal Umbrian assault of dark fruits and tannin. Dense purple, truly the blackest wine I've ever seen. Huge, complex layers of every black fruit (plum, ripe cherry, blackcurrant, mulberry and brambles), earth, woodsmoke, coffee, powerful yet velvety tannins, and probably the longest finish in the known universe, silky smooth with creamy oak. I'm sure I can still taste it, days later, but I may be biased; I am very fond of Sagrantino. Stunning now, or can easily go another 14 years.

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  • Marc wrote: 93 points

    January 21, 2018 - Visitors from Wellington brave the wilds of Luggate (Luggate, New Zealand): Stunning ripe, and refined nose of black fruits and currants. Th impression of ripeness (which never veers into sur maturite) and class continue on the palate, which is long, fat and layered. As with many warm climate wines, this lacks a certain transparency, but it is in no way monolithic. Huge tannin structure brings definition to the opulence of the palate. At 14, the wine feels approachable, but I have very high hopes for the future. If the wine develops a more transparent mouthfeel with time, I think my score will be conservative. Lovely stuff.

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  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    June 13, 2017 - Red fruit and raw beef tar tar on the nose. Supple but not without loosing any of its structure. Very powerful. Interesting. The fruit is still "locked" under the tannins. Maybe that is just how it's got to be. Clearly this is great wine that needs more exploration.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    July/August 2009, IWC Issue #145 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Central and Southern Italy (Feb 2008) (link)

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Sommelier Journal

  • By Catherine Fallis, MS, ACWP
    March 15, 2010 (link)

    (Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 25 Anni, Umbria) While every classic list should include the Collepiano, restaurants with an emphasis on the finest wines of Italy may want to feature verticals of this label, made from the best lots of Sagrantino and first released in 1993. The current version is still young and intense, with a nose of orange pekoe tea leaf, leather, sage, cinnamon, black cherry, red and black licorice, underbrush, porcini dust, black truffle, and sun-dried tomato. It is full-bodied and elegant, offering fine fruit and oak tannins that take on grip as the wine exits the palate. Graphite and tannins define the long finish. Decant before serving. Winery Spotlight: Arnaldo Caprai

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Arnaldo-Caprai
  • Varietal Sagrantino
  • Designation 25 Anni
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Umbria
  • SubRegion Montefalco
  • Appellation Sagrantino di Montefalco
  • UPC Code 761198897550

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 345 (74%)
  • Consumed 121 (26%)

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