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Layers of delicious fruit.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOrder from the Largest \u0026amp; Most Trusted Premium Spirits Marketplace! \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatured in\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eROLLING STONE\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMEN'S JOURNAL\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUS WEEKLY\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNOTICE:\u003c\/strong\u003e Many other small liquor store sites may end up cancelling your order due to the high demand, unavailability or inaccurate inventory counts.  We have partnerships consisting of a large network of licensed retailers from within the United States, Europe and across the world ensuring orders are fulfilled.   \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eProducer:\u003c\/b\u003e Tenuta Luce\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRatings: \u003cspan style=\"color: #ff2a00;\" data-mce-style=\"color: #ff2a00;\" mce-data-marked=\"1\"\u003eWA\u003c\/span\u003e | 90  \u003cspan style=\"color: #ff2a00;\" mce-data-marked=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"color: #ff2a00;\"\u003eJS\u003c\/span\u003e | 92\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eVintage: \u003c\/b\u003e2009\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSize:\u003c\/b\u003e 750ml\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eABV:\u003c\/strong\u003e 15%\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVarietal:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e Sangiovese\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCountry\/Region:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e Italy, Tuscany\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- split --\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eDetailed Description\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA wine with a beautiful core of ripe fruit. Full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity aftertaste. Layers of delicious fruit.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #222223;\" data-mce-style=\"color: #222223;\"\u003eReviews:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #9f250d;\" data-mce-style=\"color: #9f250d;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWine Advocate\u003c\/strong\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e Quick to spot in a blind tasting, the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Luce is easily the boldest and richest wine of the year. It’s a miracle that this high level of extraction was achieved, given the delicate state of Sangiovese’s fatigued skins at the end of the difficult 2009 growing season. Hats off to winemaker Niccolo D’Afflitto and his team. Brunello Luce opens to a brooding black color and massive aromas of cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, baking spice and chewing tobacco. That said, this edition of the wine doesn’t show the irresistible softness and decadence of 2004 or 2007. The tannin delivers a distant touch of astringency or rawness (a consequence of high extract in 2009) and the mouthfeel is leaner and less nuanced overall. I look forward to returning to this bottle in a few years to check on its evolution.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #222223;\" data-mce-style=\"color: #222223;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #9f250d;\" data-mce-style=\"color: #9f250d;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJames Suckling:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e A wine with a beautiful core of ripe fruit. Full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity aftertaste. Layers of delicious fruit. 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Full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity aftertaste. Layers of delicious fruit.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #222223;\" data-mce-style=\"color: #222223;\"\u003eReviews:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #9f250d;\" data-mce-style=\"color: #9f250d;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWine Advocate\u003c\/strong\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e Quick to spot in a blind tasting, the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Luce is easily the boldest and richest wine of the year. It’s a miracle that this high level of extraction was achieved, given the delicate state of Sangiovese’s fatigued skins at the end of the difficult 2009 growing season. Hats off to winemaker Niccolo D’Afflitto and his team. Brunello Luce opens to a brooding black color and massive aromas of cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, baking spice and chewing tobacco. That said, this edition of the wine doesn’t show the irresistible softness and decadence of 2004 or 2007. The tannin delivers a distant touch of astringency or rawness (a consequence of high extract in 2009) and the mouthfeel is leaner and less nuanced overall. I look forward to returning to this bottle in a few years to check on its evolution.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #222223;\" data-mce-style=\"color: #222223;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #9f250d;\" data-mce-style=\"color: #9f250d;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJames Suckling:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e A wine with a beautiful core of ripe fruit. Full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity aftertaste. Layers of delicious fruit. Always an outstanding Brunello.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eProducer Information\u003c\/h4\u003e\nTenuta Luce (formerly known as Luce della Vite) is a wine estate based in the Montalcino region of southern central Tuscany. Despite its position within the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG zone, the estate is best known for for its Luce wine – a combination of Sangiovese and Merlot – that, on its debut in 1993, became one of the very first Super Tuscans from the region. The estate is located southwest of Montalcino town and has 77 hectares (190 acres) of estate vineyards in total. The Sangiovese is located in higher, well-drained soils, while the Merlot is planted in more clay-based, sandier soils. Parcels of the two varieties are vinified separately then blended before aging. Lucento, the second wine of Luce, sourced from the same vineyards. Tenuta Luce also makes a Brunello di Montalcino label, which has garnered much critical acclaim, including perfect 100-point ratings from James Suckling for the 2006 and 2010 vintages. It comes from a five-hectare (12.5-acre) portion of the estate, registered under the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG appellation. A fourth wine, Lux Vitis, is produced predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon with a small portion of Sangiovese. The Cabernet portion of the vineyard was planted in 2004. A Grappa, known as Grappa di Luce, is also produced at the estate from Merlot and Sangiovese pomace (marc). It is made in collaboration with Poli Distillerie, a well-known grappa producer in the Veneto As Luce della Vite, Tenuta Luce was founded in the early 1990s as a collaboration between Robert Mondavi and Marchesi de' Frescobaldi. Ownership passed entirely to Lamberto Frescobaldi in 2002.\u003cbr\u003e"}

2009 | Tenuta Luce | Brunello di Montalcino

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Red Wine: 2009 | Tenuta Luce | Brunello di Montalcino

A wine with a beautiful core of ripe fruit. Full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity aftertaste. Layers of delicious fruit.

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Producer: Tenuta Luce

Ratings: WA | 90  JS | 92

Vintage: 2009

Size: 750ml

ABV: 15%

Varietal: Sangiovese

    Country/Region: Italy, Tuscany

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      Detailed Description

      A wine with a beautiful core of ripe fruit. Full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity aftertaste. Layers of delicious fruit.

      Reviews:

      • Wine Advocate: Quick to spot in a blind tasting, the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Luce is easily the boldest and richest wine of the year. It’s a miracle that this high level of extraction was achieved, given the delicate state of Sangiovese’s fatigued skins at the end of the difficult 2009 growing season. Hats off to winemaker Niccolo D’Afflitto and his team. Brunello Luce opens to a brooding black color and massive aromas of cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, baking spice and chewing tobacco. That said, this edition of the wine doesn’t show the irresistible softness and decadence of 2004 or 2007. The tannin delivers a distant touch of astringency or rawness (a consequence of high extract in 2009) and the mouthfeel is leaner and less nuanced overall. I look forward to returning to this bottle in a few years to check on its evolution.
      • James Suckling: A wine with a beautiful core of ripe fruit. Full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity aftertaste. Layers of delicious fruit. Always an outstanding Brunello.

      Producer Information

      Tenuta Luce (formerly known as Luce della Vite) is a wine estate based in the Montalcino region of southern central Tuscany. Despite its position within the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG zone, the estate is best known for for its Luce wine – a combination of Sangiovese and Merlot – that, on its debut in 1993, became one of the very first Super Tuscans from the region. The estate is located southwest of Montalcino town and has 77 hectares (190 acres) of estate vineyards in total. The Sangiovese is located in higher, well-drained soils, while the Merlot is planted in more clay-based, sandier soils. Parcels of the two varieties are vinified separately then blended before aging. Lucento, the second wine of Luce, sourced from the same vineyards. Tenuta Luce also makes a Brunello di Montalcino label, which has garnered much critical acclaim, including perfect 100-point ratings from James Suckling for the 2006 and 2010 vintages. It comes from a five-hectare (12.5-acre) portion of the estate, registered under the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG appellation. A fourth wine, Lux Vitis, is produced predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon with a small portion of Sangiovese. The Cabernet portion of the vineyard was planted in 2004. A Grappa, known as Grappa di Luce, is also produced at the estate from Merlot and Sangiovese pomace (marc). It is made in collaboration with Poli Distillerie, a well-known grappa producer in the Veneto As Luce della Vite, Tenuta Luce was founded in the early 1990s as a collaboration between Robert Mondavi and Marchesi de' Frescobaldi. Ownership passed entirely to Lamberto Frescobaldi in 2002.

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