2012 Luce della Vite Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese - 3L
  • JS 94
  • WA 93
  • VN 92
  • WE 91

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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, December 2016
Blackberry and coffee-bean character with hints of black tea. Full body, firm, silky and chewy tannins and a focused finish. Tight and precise. Very muscular for the vintage. Needs time to soften. Better in 2020.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2017
Luce della Vita is a second important brand owned by the Frescobaldi family in Montalcino. Their other historic estate is the Tenuta Castelgiocondo with a beautiful villa overlooking the vineyards. The Luce brand does... Luce della Vita is a second important brand owned by the Frescobaldi family in Montalcino. Their other historic estate is the Tenuta Castelgiocondo with a beautiful villa overlooking the vineyards. The Luce brand does extremely well in foreign markets thanks to its elegant marketing and packaging. The Luce della Vite 2012 Brunello di Montalcino sees an annual production of approximately 25,000 bottles. The wine is styled with contemporary flair. The color is richly saturated and inky dark with bright ruby highlights. The color is very attractive. Bold cherry and blackberry emerge from the bouquet, and there's a generous amount of oak spice and toast to speak to an international palate. Integrated oak tannins are folded within the wine's rich and fruity consistency. -Monica Larner
VN 92
Vinous, March 2017
(92+) Dark red-ruby. Deep aromas of black cherry, licorice, and forest floor. Rich and dense, with medicinal dark fruit and very strong savory characters dominating. Lovely depth and building complexity here, but turns... (92+) Dark red-ruby. Deep aromas of black cherry, licorice, and forest floor. Rich and dense, with medicinal dark fruit and very strong savory characters dominating. Lovely depth and building complexity here, but turns slightly austere on the back end, finishing very firmly tannic, with sneaky length. This really needs to be laid down for a decade or so before it will show fully just how much it ahs to offer. -Ian D'Agata
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, May 2017
Aromas of spiced plum, pipe tobacco, French oak and a whiff of pressed purple flower slowly take shape on this firmly structured red. The palate is youthfully austere, offering dried black cherry, pomegranate, green tea... Aromas of spiced plum, pipe tobacco, French oak and a whiff of pressed purple flower slowly take shape on this firmly structured red. The palate is youthfully austere, offering dried black cherry, pomegranate, green tea and clove framed in fresh acidity and bracing fine-grained tannins that give the finish a tight grip. An espresso note wraps up the close.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2012