San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Le Lucere 2015 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 99] [WS 97] [WA 94]

San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Le Lucere 2015
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 99] [WS 97] [WA 94]


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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

99 Points #13 Top 100 of Italy 2020 - James Suckling:
"The opulence and decadence is really something here with dried fruit, figs, meat, and black truffles on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied, layered and creamy with intense, round tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Best after 2022, but already a joy to taste." (Nov 11, 2020)

97 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Effusive aromas of black currant, blueberry, violet and iron mark this expressive red. Supple and harmonious, with a firm backbone of tannins that are refined and integrated. Shows terrific length and complexity. Best from 2023 through 2043. 1,300 cases made, 650 cases imported." - BS (December 2020)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva le Lucére reveals rich and well-concentrated fruit with blackberry, prune and plum. The bouquet also has a moment of scorched earth or toasted oak that is quite developed and, to my palate, subtracts from the purity of the fruit. The oak is heavily applied (and I am reminded of American oak). This Riserva ages in barrique, tonneau and botte grande for two years and fruit is drawn from an east-facing vineyard with clay galestro and alberese soils. It is only made in the best years, and this edition saw 4,000 bottles produced. There are soft cherry notes on the finish." - Monica Larner (Nov 2020)