Tenuta-Luce-Brunello-di-Montalcino-2009

Tenuta Luce, Brunello di Montalcino, 2009

92 Points- 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. Drink or hold.

91 Points- Vinous
The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Luce bursts from the glass with super-ripe black cherries, cola, spices, new leather and licorice. Rich, racy and voluptuous to the core, the 2009 Luce captures the essence of the Frescobaldi house style. An exotic, almost flamboyant wine, the 2009 finishes with tons of intensity and persistence while maintaining good freshness for the year. The 2009 is decidedly flashy, but very nicely done in this style.

90 Points- Robert Parker

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. Drink: 2017-2023.

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6858
Varietal: Brunello
Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Winery: Tenuta Luce
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6858
Varietal: Brunello
Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Winery: Tenuta Luce

Description

92 Points- 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. Drink or hold.

91 Points- Vinous
The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Luce bursts from the glass with super-ripe black cherries, cola, spices, new leather and licorice. Rich, racy and voluptuous to the core, the 2009 Luce captures the essence of the Frescobaldi house style. An exotic, almost flamboyant wine, the 2009 finishes with tons of intensity and persistence while maintaining good freshness for the year. The 2009 is decidedly flashy, but very nicely done in this style.

90 Points- Robert Parker

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. Drink: 2017-2023.