San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino "Le Lucere" 2015 [3.0L MAGNUM] (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 100] [RP 94]

San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino "Le Lucere" 2015 [3.0L MAGNUM]
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 100] [RP 94]

Regular price $485.00 Sale price $384.99 Save $100.01

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About this wine:
San Filippo is situated in the splendid area of Northern Montalcino, close to the famed Biondi Santi's Il Greppo and La Serena vineyards. The wines of San Filippo are age-worthy and elegant, though very approachable in their youth. The estate totals 22 hectares, 11 of which are under vine, dedicated mostly to Sangiovese, with a small olive grove as well. Founded in 1972 (1977 marked the release of their first Brunello), the estate was recently purchased by Roberto Giannelli who restored and renovated the entire facility. With the help of Paolo Caciorgna, Roberto is producing only 1250 cases of Brunello and the same quantity of his single vineyard "Le Lucere", both aged in Slavonian and Allier oak casks.

Ratings & Reviews

100 Points - James Suckling:
"Decadent aromas of ripe fruit, such as plums and peaches with black truffles and porcini mushrooms. Full body, with layers of ripe fruit and round and chewy tannins. Lots of chocolate and fresh mushroom at the finish. A thoroughly terroir-driven red. Try after 2022." (9 Sep, 2019)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"San Filippo's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino le Lucere is a denser and richer wine compared to the estate's classic Brunello from the same vintage. You get a higher caliber of black fruit and rich flavors with layers of smoke, tar and sweet tobacco at the back. Most of that extra intensity is played forward to the bouquet, however, as the mouthfeel is relatively lean and snappy. This is one of the leading characteristics of Brunello. You get a medium-weight approach with the firm structure and bright acidity to make the wine feel larger and deeper than it actually is." - Monica Larner (Jan 2020)