2007 San Filippo "Le Lucére" Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $55)
Perfumed and beautiful, with flowers and berries. Ripe strawberries on the nose that turn to currants. Full body, with fine tannins and a clean finish. Wonderful texture here. Goes on for minutes. Drink or hold.
Loads of balsam intensity and an array of dried herb, red fruit, wild berry, cedar wood and forest floor aromas. Itís very full and generous in the mouth, with firm, but polished tannin.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere is richer, deeper and fleshier than the regular bottling, but in 2007 the Lucere also possesses terrific balance, something that the 2006 never had. Dark red cherries, flowers, mint and spices wrap around the intense, polished finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. Roberto Giannelli's wines show great promise. Giannelli seems to do best with shorter wood aging regimes. When the Brunelli spend too much time in oak they lose a lot of the personality that makes his best wines distinctive.
Lush and modern, showing mint, cherry and plum flavors, accented by vanilla and toast. Polished and balanced, with echoes of spice on the lingering finish. Best from 2013 through 2026.