The cherry flavor gets a boost from spicy oak in this red, which is dense and beefy for the vintage. Though pure in fruit, the wine remains assertive on the finish and requires time for the structure to soften. Best from 2016 through 2032. 1,500 cases made. –BS
Dark extraction and concentrated fruit set the stage. The wine has soft touches of blackberry fruit and plump cherry that are inevitably followed by tight tannins and sharp acidity. This is an astringent, firm wine that should be paired with fatty foods. - M.L.
I don’t understand what proprietor is trying to do with his 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere. A heavy, imposing wine with little in the way of complexity, it doesn’t have much of interest to offer. Once again, I find the Lucere wide off the mark. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.