1997, Caparzo, Brunello Montalcino Casa

Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 89

Drinking Dates: 2014-2020

Critic: Monica Larner

Tasted: 27-Feb-2014

The single-vineyard 2004 Brunello di Montalcino La Casa is a sweet, layered offering that blossoms on the palate with notable elegance and class. The wine continues to build, showing terrific volume and density as its dark fruit accompanies the tannins all the way to the finish. This is an intense, brooding Brunello in need of bottle age, but its qualities are impossible not to admire even at this early stage. Anticipated maturity, 2014-2024.