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Luce Della Vite Toscana 2013

$79.99

SKU 33100

750ml

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In 2013, seasonal conditions were particularly favourable to the grapevines' biological cycles. A cool spring with regular rain was followed by a hot summer devoid of excessively high temperature peaks. Autumn began with good range of temperatures between night and day, which resulted in healthy, well-ripened grapes rich in polyphenolic substances. When poured in a glass, Luce 2013 immediately manifests its extraordinary richness with an intense and impenetrable colour coupled with an elegant and complex bouquet. To the nose, aromas are vibrant and vary from red berries, such as cherries and raspberries, to spiced notes enriched by delicate floral undertones. To the palate, the wine distinguishes itself for balance and freshness, persisting aromas, and refined and silky tannins that bestow great structure free from any sharpness.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Luce Della Vite
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • js97

James Suckling97 Points, James Suckling: "The beauty and polish to this is very impressive on the nose and the palate. Blackberry, blueberry, and sandalwood character. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and an elegant finish. So crafted and fine. Drink in 2020." 07/16

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Wine SpectatorA sheen of resinous oak casts an accent over the black cherry and plum fruit in this powerful, chewy red. All the components are in the right place. Needs a little more time. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2018 through 2024. 1,400 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, September 30, 2016
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Wine EnthusiastCellar Selection. Made with Sangiovese and Merlot, this vibrant red offers aromas of mature black-skinned berry, exotic spice, purple flower, coconut and a balsamic note. The full-bodied palate has weight and finesse, delivering dried black cherry, raspberry, espresso and star anise alongside a backbone of bright acidity and firm, velvety tannins. Hold a few more years to let this fully come together. Drink 2019-2028.

Kerin O'Keefe, March 1, 2017