Luce Della Vite Luce IGT Toscana 2006 750ml
- • Year 2006
- • Size 750ml
- • Producer Luce Della Vite
- • Country Italy
- • Region Tuscany
- • Rating 95
- • Publication Wine & Spirits Magazine
"Shows a gorgeous nose, deep, dense and complex, offering black cherry, blackberry, floral, and peppery notes. Monolithic now and much less evolved than either the 2007 or 2008, revealing ripe fruit, vibrant acidity and firm, muscular tannins, with a long, savory and minerally aftertaste. Nonblind Luce vertical (March 2013). Best from 2017 through 2035. 7,200 cases made."
"We are extremely impressed with this vintage of Luce (made by Frescobaldi and Mondavi in Montalcino, Tuscany). The blend of Merlot and Sangiovese is amazingly modern, pleasurable and penetrating with a huge focus on black cherry and chocolate fudge aromas. The tannins are tight and focused and the wine could use another five years of cellaring."
Wine & Spirits Magazine
"Based in Montalcino, Luce della Vite began as a joint venture between the Frescobaldi and Mondavi families, now owned by the former. Luce, the flagship wine is a blend of sangiovese with merlot, one that works particularly well in the 2006 vintage. It has the bright, spicy cracked peppercorn scent of Montalcino's top sangiovese, blanced by the dark plum flesh of the merlot. It feels fresh and elegant, even as most of the flavor is still locked in the tannin, where plumskin detail builds on the complexity of the wine. A mouthwatering match for grilled lamb, this is still youthfully tannic and will benefit from cellar time."