2006 San Filippo "Le Lucére" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)
Loads of sweet berry and cherry on the nose with hints of flowers. Amazing nose. Full body, with super silky tannin structure and a long caressing finish. Integrated and refined. It just keeps building on the palate. Bigger and bigger, yet refined and gorgeous. Give this some bottle age to show its true quality.
If you like the vanilla, toast and spice notes of new oak, this red is for you. Behind the wood, notes of black cherry, tar and tobacco mingle. This is dense and tannic, with a long spicy finish. Best from 2013 through 2026.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium red. Enticing aromas and flavors of mocha, underbrush and dried flowers, with hints of spices and leather. Suppler, sweeter and more pliant than the classico from this producer, with harmonious acidity giving definition to the middle palate. Firm but fine-grained tannins reach the front teeth on the lingering finish.