Luce Brunello di Montalcino 2018
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Luce Brunello di Montalcino
Country: Italy Region: Tuscany
District: Brunello di Montalcino
Grapes Varieties: 100% Sangiovese
Classification: Production: 3333 Cases
Alcohol: 15% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 3 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=96 A finely structured and focused Brunello with a complex array of cherries, blackberries, dried roses, bark, licorice and hints of praline. Iodine and oyster shells, too. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, very fine tannins. Beautiful texture and balance. Remains fresh and fine until the end. Try in 2025.
WA=93 The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino is generous and open in personality, but like many other wines from this vintage, the alcohol content is just too high at 15.5%. This is a particular problem when it comes to Sangiovese from Montalcino, a denomination that plays its best cards in terms of elegant, age-worthy wines. A vintage like this is better suited to near and medium-term drinking. It shows sweet cherry, dried raspberry, spice and fragrant rose. The wine is presented in a heavy glass bottle that is graphically beautiful despite its less environmentally friendly implications.
WS=93 Rich and plump, this juicy red features cherry, black currant and Mediterranean scrub flavors, with flashes of graphite backed by a swath of muscular tannins, which exert their presence on the finish. Shows fine balance overall. Best from 2025 through 2042. AG=92