2015 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere (1.5L)

Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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San Filippo's 2015 Le Lucere bottling is a perfect example (literally) of what 2015 Brunello is all about. Located in the southeastern zone of Montalcino, where wines of undeniable elegance as well as structure and balance are found, winemaker Paolo Caciorgna isolated a 5-acre sub-plot and planted 100% Sangiovese for his Le Lucere cuvee. These 40+ year old Sangiovese Grosso vines, planted to calcareous soils combing marl and fossils returned one of the top wines of the entire 2015 vintage. Tasting it among its peers immediately reveals the elegance of site, the intensity of old vines and the striking complexity that Caciorgna coaxes from land and fruit. Fairy tales do come true.

97WS #3 Top 100

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.

100 points, James Suckling (Nov 2019)

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. 650 cases imported.

97 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Jun 2020)

#3 - Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2020

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