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Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere, San Filippo 2016

RegionItaly
SubregionBrunello di Montalcino
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietySangiovese

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2016Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere, San Filippo New

6 bottle minimum order

BT100720.00
650.00
1298 BS12072.22222133333398.0098.00Brunello Lucere, San Filippo0.75
Italy2016Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere, San FilippoMG03750.00698 BS383.33333333333398.0098.00Brunello Lucere, San Filippo1.5
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Tasting Notes

This is laden with balsamic aromas and flavors of juniper, rosemary and rose, plus black currant and raspberry fruit, with an underlying mineral element. Firm tannins enhance the overall elegance.

98
Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, June 2021

This is rich and very linear at the same time, with cherry, tile, walnut and light chocolate aromas. Some mahogany. Very complex. Full-bodied, yet tight and reserved with a very, very long finish. Really gorgeous. Try after 2025.

98
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, November 2020

This special selection of fruit from San Filippo is characterized by more intensity and concentration compared to the estate's classic Brunello. In this vintage, I also discovered a greater level of Sangiovese purity and direction, thanks to tight berry tones, dusty mineral, spice and balsam herb. To the palate, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino le Lucére delivers succulent fruit and even a touch of sweetness, all powered by tannins, clearly driven by both the oak and the fruit itself. This wine ages in a combination of barrique, tonneau and botte grande for two years. This 14,000-bottle release will hit the market in January 2021.

94+
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, December 2020

The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere takes things to a darker and more earthy place. Flowery undergrowth, wet stone and tobacco lift from the glass, taking on fresher notes of raspberry and sage over time. There’s a gorgeous interplay of velvety textures, salty minerals and lifting acidity in the mouth, as well as fine tannins which blend to create a classically balanced impression. Red fruits linger along with hints of licorice and minty herbs, while the structure of the 2016 Le Lucere takes a back seat through the finale. This is a very well constructed effort that should excel over the medium term. 2024-2030

94
Eric Guido, vinous.com, November 2020
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