San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere Reviews

San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere Reviews

2013 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $90.00

96 Points James Suckling

Subtle and complete aromas of cherry, flowers, and orange peel. Full body, round and velvety tannins. So pretty and refined. Polished. A gorgeous wine. Drink or hold.

95 Points Wine Spectator

As much savory as fruity, this offers a fine balance between cherry, leather, spice and carob aromas and flavors. Rich yet lively, leaving a mouthwatering impression on the long, saline aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2035.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2013 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino le Lucére is a single-vineyard wine that shows a greater level of precision and distinction compared to the Annata version from this estate. You get a lot more definition and intensity here. Dried fruit aromas of blackberry and black currant lead to dry aromas of smoke and spice. The finish shows long, fine grains of texture. The wine should flesh out further with a few more years of cellar evolution.

2012 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere Reviews

98 Points James Suckling

This is an incredible 2012 with fantastic depth, richness, focus and tension. Full body, polished velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2020 but a joy to taste now. One of the wines of the vintage.

96 Points Wine Spectator

A broad, mouthfilling style, boasting black cherry, plum, leather, chocolate and spice aromas and flavors. A riper style, yet not soft, with more support from dense tannins than acidity. Finishes with a dusty aftertaste of tobacco and graphite. Best from 2021 through 2034.

94 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

This is a terrific wine from San Filippo. The 2012 San Filippo 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.

2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere Reviews

98 Points James Suckling

Aromas of crushed raspberries, cherries and blackberries expand on your senses. There are also freshly sliced mushrooms, wet earth and bark. It’s full-bodied, with an incredible depth of fruit and a savory, salty, almost grilled meat character. Layers and layers of fruit and tannins. A truly great wine. Better in 2020.

96 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

San Filippo makes an impressive statement in 2010. The Brunello Le Lucere is one of the protagonists of the vintage and is a wine that captures a rare side of the Sangiovese grape. It is explosive, powerful and rich. Like the other great wines of the vintage, this Brunello proves the potential of everyone’s favorite Tuscan red grape.

95 Points Wine Spectator

Fresh cherry and berry flavors lead to leather, tobacco and herbal notes in this focused, balanced red. Though firmly structured, everything is in the right proportions here, with a long aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2034.

2007 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere Reviews

94 Points James Suckling

Perfumed and beautiful, with flowers and berries. Ripe strawberries on the nose that turn to currants. Full body, with fine tannins and a clean finish. Wonderful texture here. Goes on for minutes. Drink or hold.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2007 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere is richer, deeper and fleshier than the regular bottling, but in 2007 the Lucere also possesses terrific balance, something that the 2006 never had. Dark red cherries, flowers, mint and spices wrap around the intense, polished finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

2004 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere Reviews

93 Points Wine Enthusiast

Loads of balsam intensity and an array of dried herb, red fruit, wild berry, cedar wood and forest floor aromas. It’s very full and generous in the mouth, with firm, but polished tannin.

92 Points James Suckling

Balsamic, orange-peel, mushroom and ripe-fruit aromas. Cedar, too. Full-bodied, layered and a little advanced now. Juicy finish. Drink now.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2004 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Le Lucere is a quirky, idiosyncratic wine. High-toned, mentholated aromatics lead to a core of dark fruit in this firm, classically built Brunello. This is a decidedly more structured style than the more forward fruit-driven 2005s. The overt oak and rising bouquet suggest volatile acidity that is at the higher end of the range most tasters are likely to find acceptable. Readers who can look past those imperfections will find a very pretty Brunello to enjoy over the next decade or so, perhaps longer.

91 Points Wine Spectator

Lush and modern, showing mint, cherry and plum flavors, accented by vanilla and toast. Polished and balanced, with echoes of spice on the lingering finish. Best from 2013 through 2026. 1,500 cases made.