Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Luce della Vite Toscana Sangiovese Merlot 2011

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95 Point Wine Spectator:  "Polished and complex, featuring ripe black cherry, plum, mint, vanilla, chocolate, leather and tobacco aromas and flavors. Dense and tannic, with concentrated sweet fruit for balance. Finishes long and harmonious. Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2035." Luce was the first wine created in Montalcino by blending Sangiovese and Merlot. Combining the roundedness and softness of Merlot with the structure and elegance of Sangiovese might seem a rather obvious idea, and yet it took the insight and collaboration of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi Families to launch this innovative project in the land of the world renown Brunello di Montalcino, a wine made strictly from Sangiovese.

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Ratings on Delectable

Big Bob Dillon aka G-Somm Delectable Pro

Better than the last one

Better than the last one

8.7

Riccardo L. Delectable Pro

Absolutely wonderful. What every Super Tuscan should aim to be. Full, with well-integrated oak, cherry, forest fruit, leather, barrel... just everything good.

Absolutely wonderful. What every Super Tuscan should aim to be. Full, with well-integrated oak, cherry, forest fruit, leather, barrel... just everything good.

9.7

AJ Blum

Drinking with Putterman!

Drinking with Putterman!

9.3

Pat Taylor

A little underwhelming.

A little underwhelming.

8.4

RustyR

Open let this sit. It got better and better. Very tight and tannic when first opened. 1.5 hrs open starts to show fruit Blueberry. Vanilla mint/herb. Not getting as much cherry/mocha as would expect. Very good structure extra long finish.

Open let this sit. It got better and better. Very tight and tannic when first opened. 1.5 hrs open starts to show fruit Blueberry. Vanilla mint/herb. Not getting as much cherry/mocha as would expect. Very good structure extra long finish.

9.2

Lindsay Perrigo

Light and juicy palate, hints of leather and spice

Light and juicy palate, hints of leather and spice

8.5

Moe

力強く複雑でスパイシー

力強く複雑でスパイシー

9.5

Dario Tolone

only the name.

only the name.

9.1

Skyler

If you let it breathe

If you let it breathe

9.5

Stefano Paganuzzi

Full bodied with supple tannins. Notes of stewed plums and black fruit. Still very young but delicious.

Full bodied with supple tannins. Notes of stewed plums and black fruit. Still very young but delicious.

9.1

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