LUCE 2016 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Tuscany Italy

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Wine Spectator

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96 Points Wine Spectator - Pure black cherry, blackberry and black currant flavors abound in this rich red, supported by graphite, earth, wild rosemary and anise notes. Balanced and almost approachable now, yet the refined tannins and bright acidity should allow this to develop for decades. Best from 2024 through 2047.

95 Points Decanter - Lighter in color than the Luce, higher acidity even on the aromatics, gorgeously sculpted and nuanced, with kick and backbone. A savory edge to the fruit, and strong spices, we are here at almost five years since harvest and you feel the softened tannins with tobacco and olive paste alongside still bright cherry fruits. This is sliding towards being ready to drink, although a few more years will really open things up. Aged in Croatian oak for 24 months.

Winemaker Notes - The 2016 Tenuta Luce Brunello di Montalcino is ruby red in color. On the nose the wine soon reveals its elegance and complexity with aromas of cherry liqueur, violet and tertiary notes of tobacco, black olives and undergrowth. On the palate, the wine is compact and creamy, supported by bright acidity with well-defined and rounded tannins that give the wine a persistent finish.

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