2013 Frescobaldi Luce della Vite Lucente

Year: 2013
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 87
James Suckling: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"A polished red, sporting black cherry, plum, spice and tar flavors. Firm, with cedar and spice details and dusty tannins on the finish. Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2024. 6,000 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"A silky and soft-textured red with lots of fruit and tannins. Full-bodied, fresh and bright. Needs a year or two to soften. Excellent. Second wine of Luce." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Lucente impresses with a dark-tones yet shimmering purple-red. A lush, seductive bouquet offers silky impressions of raspberry and blackberry, both fresh-picked and preserved, followed by roast espresseo, white chocolate, and pungent hints of mint and sage. Warm and well-rounded in the mouth, it boasts supple, glossy tannins that are perfectly integrated into the structure, and an alcohol appropriate to a noble wine. A near-endless finale conveys tasty fruit, finishing with a pleasant hint of nutmeg. This wine is elegant in a thoroughly contemporary key.