The 2010 Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni is a wine that stands as a testament pushing the boundaries of Sagrantino. Crafted from the exhilarating journey of research and the meticulous selection of Sagrantino grapes, the Sagrantino 25 Anni was first introduced in the 1993 vintage to celebrate the winery's 25th anniversary. Since then, it has retained its name, characterized by its power, elegance, and distinctive character. Its impenetrable ruby red color, adorned with dark garnet reflections, sets the stage for an immersive experience. The nose reveals a captivating complexity, spanning from blackberry jam to the delicate essence of roses, from nutmeg to peppery intrigue, and from pine resin to refreshing mint. Hints of clove and cocoa enrich the aromatic tapestry. The palate encounter is soft, yet persuasive, a journey that seems endless in its allure. The inviting freshness harmonizes with tannins that exude elegance and composure, gracefully weaving an enticing equilibrium. The 2010 Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni is more than a wine; it's an embodiment of aspiration and a tribute to the heights of Sagrantino's potential.
Robert Parker - 92 Points
"Arnaldo Caprai is one of the most accomplished vintners in Umbria and Italy for that matter. The 2010 Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni is the latest edition of this producer's top shelf expression. The 25 Anni line is always spectacular, although I confess to hoping for more from this excellent vintage. Perhaps my heart was taken by the 2006 Montefalco Sagrantino Spinning Beauty that stole the show this year. The 25 Anni is a dark, masculine and brooding wine with meaty aromas of black fruit, spice, tar and Teriyaki smoke. The aromas show some signs of oxidation. The tannins are very evident and the wine ends with a sharp blast of astringency. The wine already tastes evolved at this relatively young stage in its life, so I'm not confident it can stand the long period of cellar aging required to soften those jackhammer tannins."