San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2012
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Winemaker Notes :
San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere is ruby red with glints verging on garnet. The aromas are intense, fine and elegant, with notes of cherries preserved in alcohol, enriched with spices like cinnamon and cloves. On the palate, the wine explodes in all its fineness and elegance thanks to the dense and silky tannins. Excellent body that renders the flavor harmonious and persistent. Excellent nose-palate harmony.
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Wine SpectatorA dense, backward red, with plenty of cherry, plum, spice and eucalyptus flavors. A broad swath of tannins and juicy acidity carry the long finish, but patience is required for all the facets to emerge. Shows excellent potential. Best from 2021 through 2035. 700 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThis is a terrific wine from San Filippo. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino le Lucére is plush and rich in all the right places. It opens to a generous bouquet with tones of dark fruit and spice that contrast each other nicely. The wine straddles a position between primary aromas (directly from the fruit) and secondary aromas (derived from oak aging). The effect is well balanced and the intensity of the wine feels brighter and more harmonious as a result. The mouthfeel is compact and firm. It wine shows good persistence in terms of finish.