San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2019

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
DE 97
JS 96
WA 95
WS 95
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Item # 350472

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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Nov 2024) 12+ Available
 
97 points Aldo Fiordelli (Decanter): "San Filippo is fully exposed to the east, meaning that in 2019 the Sangiovese was harvested relatively late, from 28 September to 7 October. The wine ages for the first 13-14 months in French oak barrique and tonneaux, then is racked into 20-30 hectolitre oak vessels for about 28 months. It's full of smoky woodland aromas with graphite vibrancy and minerality, cherry kernel, intoxicating violet, and blood orange depth. There's great concentration and volume on the mid-palate, with fine, super-precise tannins and refreshing acidity. But what impresses me most is the savoury character of this Brunello that's built for the long haul. Drinking Window: 2024-2039. (9/3/23)"

96 points James Suckling: "Black cherry, cedar and dried flowers on the nose follow through to a medium to full body with chewy tannins and a savory finish. Lots of structure. Muscular and wholesome yet there’s a softness and beauty. Better after 2027. (9/11/23)"

95+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2019 Brunello di Montalcino le Lucére is a darkly concentrated wine with black fruit and a very creamy side. There are aromas of coconut butter and vanilla that meet bakery aromas of croissant or pie crust. The oak renderings are significant, but I give it good cellar potential, as it fleshes out, especially because there is plenty of dark primary fruit to give it aging momentum. Drink: 2025-2040. (12/14/23)"

95 points Bruce Sanderson (Wine Spectator): "[$112 list] Rich, round and juicy, this satiny and harmonious red sports cherry, plum, blackberry and chocolate flavors. Even the tannins are civilized and well-integrated, providing an overall charm. Expansive on the finish, with notes of mint, dusty mineral and spices. Best from 2026 through 2042. 800 cases made, 400 cases imported. (6/30/24)"
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97 points Aldo Fiordelli (Decanter): "San Filippo is fully exposed to the east, meaning that in 2019 the Sangiovese was harvested relatively late, from 28 September to 7 October. The wine ages for the first 13-14 months in French oak barrique and tonneaux, then is racked into 20-30 hectolitre oak vessels for about 28 months. It's full of smoky woodland aromas with graphite vibrancy and minerality, cherry kernel, intoxicating violet, and blood orange depth. There's great concentration and volume on the mid-palate, with fine, super-precise tannins and refreshing acidity. But what impresses me most is the savoury character of this Brunello that's built for the long haul. Drinking Window: 2024-2039. (9/3/23)"

96 points James Suckling: "Black cherry, cedar and dried flowers on the nose follow through to a medium to full body with chewy tannins and a savory finish. Lots of structure. Muscular and wholesome yet there’s a softness and beauty. Better after 2027. (9/11/23)"

95+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2019 Brunello di Montalcino le Lucére is a darkly concentrated wine with black fruit and a very creamy side. There are aromas of coconut butter and vanilla that meet bakery aromas of croissant or pie crust. The oak renderings are significant, but I give it good cellar potential, as it fleshes out, especially because there is plenty of dark primary fruit to give it aging momentum. Drink: 2025-2040. (12/14/23)"

95 points Bruce Sanderson (Wine Spectator): "[$112 list] Rich, round and juicy, this satiny and harmonious red sports cherry, plum, blackberry and chocolate flavors. Even the tannins are civilized and well-integrated, providing an overall charm. Expansive on the finish, with notes of mint, dusty mineral and spices. Best from 2026 through 2042. 800 cases made, 400 cases imported. (6/30/24)"
Product SKU 350472
Producer San Filippo
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color Red
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