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Lucente. Luce Della Vite 2014

Member Review by Jerel1957:

Drink Now- "Fascinating aromas of ripe berries and hints of coconut and vanilla bean follow through to a full body, with super silky tannins and a long and intense finish. Lots going on here. Excellent value. Needs another year or two to come together. But so excellent now...93" JamesSuckling.com 11/12 Score: 93. November 2012. @ryebrook

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Luce:
It is a radiant sun, with its corona of twelve flaming rays. Anyone who strolls through the cities of central Italy will have admired it carved into the keystone of an arch, wrought into the decorative iron of a gate, or pressed into a ceramic tile-not to mention on the high altar of Florence's Santo Spirito church, built by Brunelleschi on a piece of property donated by the Frescobaldi family.... Read more
It is a radiant sun, with its corona of twelve flaming rays. Anyone who strolls through the cities of central Italy will have admired it carved into the keystone of an arch, wrought into the decorative iron of a gate, or pressed into a ceramic tile-not to mention on the high altar of Florence's Santo Spirito church, built by Brunelleschi on a piece of property donated by the Frescobaldi family. This sun represents the Divine Light, light for mankind. It is a light that gives warmth, that nourishes growing things, and crafts the sinew within wine. Simply pronouncing its name conjures up the power of Sangiovese and of Merlot, which together give birth to Luce, in the generous earth of Montalcino. Read less

Member Reviews for Lucente. Luce Della Vite

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Snooth User: Jerel1957
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 05/04/2013

Drink Now- "Fascinating aromas of ripe berries and hints of coconut and vanilla bean follow through to a full body, with super silky tannins and a long and intense finish. Lots going on here. Excellent value. Needs another year or two to come together. But so excellent now...93" JamesSuckling.com 11/12 Score: 93. November 2012. @ryebrook


Snooth User: luca chevalier
5336612,535
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/06/2011

Great Quality Wine but not so much personality, from my point of view, (i do not feel the terroir), looks like it can be made everywere but in any case it's almost the enological perfection


Snooth User: staceys grapes
115595636
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/08/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/30/2012

Poured from a 6 liter. It's decadent, but well balanced. Outstanding wine! - WS Grand Tour 2011


Snooth User: wes77royce
821103170
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/08/2011

colour - purple, red, ruby highlights bouquet - dried plum, blackberry jam, roast espresso, chocolate taste - finely balanced acidity, smooth tannins, salty mineral finish french oak 12 months merlot 50%, sangiovese 35%, cab sav 15%


Snooth User: gabes1211
45330163
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/12/2011

Medium body, deep cherry, spices


Snooth User: cgreg27
14610961
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 10/02/2009

the wine is dark violet in color...light sangiovese that at first gets overpowered on the front by a strong tannic structure that mellows out over time...big black cherry soda notes, slight lingering finish...would definitely drink again


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External Reviews for Lucente. Luce Della Vite

External Review
Vintage: 2011 07/24/2014

The aromas in this young red show wild dark fruits of blueberries plus mushroom and fresh herbs. Full body chewy tannins and loads of plummy character. Second wine of Luce. Always delicious. Drink or hold. James Suckling.


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Vintage: 2010 06/18/2013

Kräftiges Rubinrot, etwas aufgehellter Rand. Brombeerkonfitüre und schwarze Pflaumen in der gehaltvollen Nase, Zartbitterschokolade sowie gerösteter Kaffee dahinter. Kraftvoll der Gaumen, wiederum viel schwarzbeerige Frucht und Mokkanoten, harmonische Frucht-Säure-Balance, von feinstem Vanille begleiteter, lange anhaltender Abgang.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/21/2012

Undurchdringliches Purpurrot. Schwarzer Holunder und Heidelbeergelee im gehobenen Bouquet, Brownies und ein Hauch Tabak. Wiederum schwarzbeerig im Gaumen, nun auch eine feine Lakritzenote, gekonnt integrierte Röstaromen, ein Hauch Wacholder; sanftes Tanninbild, sehr kompakt und dicht im Abgang. Ein moderner Toskanese!


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/04/2012

Blend: 50% Merlot, 35% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. A powerful, dense ruby, flecked with purple, announces Lucente, followed by a seductively elegant and measured suite of aromatics. In the mouth, Lucente's sheer volume is noteworthy, building steadily on the palate, and brilliantly supported by a core of tannins that are dense and fine-grained, but at the same time lively and expressive. The finale is velvety, delicious, and appealing.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 02/05/2013

The nose opens with aromas of red-skinned fruits, deep red cherry, wild strawberries, black pepper and milk chocolate; followed by pure nuances of licorice and mineral notes of graphite that are also found in Luce. The palate is warm, rounded and flavorful, with elegant and silky tannins supported by an important alcohol component. The finish is long, characterized by predominantly fruity notes. A wine with a contemporary and elegant profile.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 03/16/2013

Fascinating aromas of ripe berries and hints of coconut and vanilla bean follow through to a full body, with super silky tannins and a long and intense finish. Lots going on here. Excellent value. Needs at another year or two to come together. But so exce


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

A rich firmly structured red whose black cherry plum and chocolate flavors are shrouded in burly tannins. A bit heavy-handed with an astringent chewy finish. Merlot Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2014 through 2019. -BS Wine Spectator.


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