Loads of balsam intensity and an array of dried herb, red fruit, wild berry, cedar wood and forest floor aromas. It’s very full and generous in the mouth, with firm, but polished tannin. - M.L.
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere is richer, deeper and fleshier than the regular bottling, but in 2007 the Lucere also possesses terrific balance, something that the 2006 never had. Dark red cherries, flowers, mint and spices wrap around the intense, polished finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Lush and modern, showing mint, cherry and plum flavors, accented by vanilla and toast. Polished and balanced, with echoes of spice on the lingering finish. Best from 2013 through 2026. 1,500 cases made. –BS
Bright medium red. Liqueur-like red fruits, earth and smoky oak on the nose. Plummy and fairly rich but quite dry, with the fruit suppressed today. I wanted more energy and lift. Finishes a bit flat, with substantial drying tannins and an herbal element. Decent material here but offers limited appeal today.