2015 Caprili Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Adalberto
2015 Caprili Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Adalberto Expressive and lush, this 2015 red shows ripe cherry, plum, earth, tobacco and leather notes, backed by a rigid backbone of tannins. This is vibrant too, leaving a long aftertaste of fruit, mineral and savory accents, with fine harmony and complexity. Best from 2025 through 2050. 150 cases imported.
Wine Spectator: 97 Points Expressive and lush this red shows ripe cherry plum earth tobacco and leather notes backed by a rigid backbone of tannins. This is vibrant too leaving a long aftertaste of fruit mineral and savory accents with fine harmony and complexity. Best from 2025 through 2050. —B.S.
Wine Advocate: 96 Points Tasted from an unfinished shiner bottle the Caprili 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva AdAlberto is a single-vineyard expression that has drawn its fruit from the same site since 2010. The wine is dedicated to the paternal figure Alberto Bartolomei (grandfather to the current owners) who planted these vines in 1965. You can definitely taste the age and authentic character of those plants in the concentration and richness of the fruit presented here with the abundance that only the 2015 vintage affords. The wine is smooth and enduring and the tannins just need a few more years of bottle age. This is a small-production wine with just 4000 bottles made.
Vinous: 95 Points The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Ad Alberto Riserva from Caprili harnesses the ripeness of the vintage and melds it beautifully with savory earth tones. There are masses of dark florals and sweet herbs as mineral-laced wild berry fruits come forward. With further coaxing notes of licorice brown spice and baker’s chocolate evolve in the glass – does it ever end? It’s silky and pliant providing an initial burst of ripe dark berries before giving way to a mix of sour citrus and fine tannins. Its structure is formidable yet so are its primary fruits coming across as perfectly balanced and full of potential. (Drink between 2025-2035)
The Caprili estate spreads out over an area of 58 hectares in the southwest territory of the Municipality of Montalcino on the hillside which slopes down towards the Orcia and Ombrone rivers.
Of the total property, 15.5 hectares of the land is covered with vines. Sangiovese Grosso is cultivated on a total of 14.5ha for Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. and Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C.G. Trebbiano, Malvasia and Vermentino varieties are planted on 0.8 hectares of land for S. Antimo Bianco D.O.C., while Moscadello is grown on the remaining 0.7 hectares in order to produce wine of the same name, Moscadello di Montalcino D.O.C.
The estate also has four hectares of olive groves for its excellent extra-virgin olive oil classified with the marque “Denominazione di Origine Protetta Terre di Siena” – Protected Denomination of Origin for oil produced in the area of Siena.