San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino "Le Lucere" Riserva 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 98] [WS 96] [RP 93]

San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino "Le Lucere" Riserva 2012
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 98] [WS 96] [RP 93]

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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

98 Points - James Suckling:
"Wow. This is really fantastic with outstanding depth of fruit and ripe and silky tannins. So much blueberry and cedar character with hints of flowers. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Lovely balance to this wine. Better after 2022 but already exciting to taste." (October 20, 2017)

96 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A broad, mouthfilling style, boasting black cherry, plum, leather, chocolate and spice aromas and flavors. A riper style, yet not soft, with more support from dense tannins than acidity. Finishes with a dusty aftertaste of tobacco and graphite. Best from 2021 through 2034. 500 cases made." - BS (Jun 2018)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"This wine pours from the bottle with deep, dark intensity. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva le Lucere shows thick extraction and deep concentration of dark fruit, cherry marmalade and blackberry preserves. Black prune and dried fig also play supporting roles, with a strong showing by exotic spice and savory tobacco. This is a Big Brunello with two capital Bs. It ages in small oak barrel for 14 months and then does another 16 months of aging in botte grande. It shows thick textural richness in the mouth." - Monica Larner (Feb 2018)