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    San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2004
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

    Ratings

    • JS94
    • WE93
    Price: $75.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 James Suckling, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 92 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 91 Wine Spectator, 91 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 125920

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The color is ruby red with reflexes verging on garnet. The perfume is intense, fine and elegant, with notes of cherries preserved in alcohol, enriched with spices redolent of cinnamon and cloves. On the palate, it explodes in all its finesse and elegance thanks to the dense and silky tannins. Excellent body that renders the flavor harmonious and persistent.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Perfumed and beautiful, with flowers and berries. Ripe strawberries on the nose that turn to currants. Full body, with fine tannins and a clean finish. Wonderful texture here. Goes on for minutes. Drink or hold.

    94 Points
    James Suckling

    Loads of balsam intensity and an array of dried herb, red fruit, wild berry, cedar wood and forest floor aromas. It’s very full and generous in the mouth, with firm, but polished tannin.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere is richer, deeper and fleshier than the regular bottling, but in 2007 the Lucere also possesses terrific balance, something that the 2006 never had. Dark red cherries, flowers, mint and spices wrap around the intense, polished finish.

    92 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Lush and modern, showing mint, cherry and plum flavors, accented by vanilla and toast. Polished and balanced, with echoes of spice on the lingering finish. Best from 2013 through 2026. 1,500 cases made.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Le Lucere is a quirky, idiosyncratic wine. High-toned, mentholated aromatics lead to a core of dark fruit in this firm, classically built Brunello. This is a decidedly more structured style than the more forward fruit-driven 2005s. The overt oak and rising bouquet suggest volatile acidity that is at the higher end of the range most tasters are likely to find acceptable. Readers who can look past those imperfections will find a very pretty Brunello to enjoy over the next decade or so, perhaps longer.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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