December 26, 2018 - Deep dark center, red rim with age.
Dense red fruit, burnt edges, oranges, smooth and a little sweet, very good length.
Drinking well now, intense Brunello.
January 28, 2018 - Priming my palate for Benvenuto Brunello tomorrow, I thought it was time to check in on the 2004 Capanna Riserva. The nose was dark with depths of mineral-infused blackberry, dried strawberry, violet florals, cinnamon, mint, and hints of underbrush. On the palate, I found silky, pliant textures, with a wave of brisk acidity, tart cherry, saline-minerals and savory herbs, which cut through its soft textures like a hot knife, providing a very powerful expression. The finish was long with zesty red and black fruits, leather, savory herbs, spice and hints of fine tannin which grew stronger with each sip.
This is one of the best '04 Brunellos that I've tasted in a long time and should continue to evolve for many years to come.
July 29, 2017 - Like every Brunello.....give it an hour.
July 1, 2017 - Drinking well now.
January 7, 2017 - Quite evolved but wonderfully round and flavourful. Seemed to improve with air time and became very moreish - lovely balance of fruit and spice, nicely structured. Perhaps a little heavier than expected and a bit more dark fruited. A terrific wine.
September 19, 2016 - At 50th. (From memory).
Deep dark center, balance of deep red fruit and structure.
Great Brunello, drinking well now, will last another 5+ years.
December 25, 2014 - Slightly prickly tannins round the edges but definitely approachable...nice, mellow, smokysweet funk to the nose flowing seamlessly into the palate, where there is good concentration, good balance, and a long finish.
January 17, 2014 - Friday Night Double Blind Tasting $40+ (Bin 75): Burnt bottle. Brown rim; soy, tar, brown fruit, fiercely tannic.
April 6, 2013 - Gleboki rubinowy kolor. Zapach koziego sera, wilgotnej ziemi. Smak zielonego pieprzu, suszone sliwki. Wino daje sygnaly, ze zmierza ku wygasnieciu.
V13 Price: 139,75PLN - $43.67
January 6, 2013 - Taut and expressive, this was drinking well, but a little more time would probably mellow it nicely. Lots of tart fruit with lengthy mineral and tar flavors. Its structure made it great match for bolognese despite a bit of warmth. I'd happily drink this again.