Last year’s Brunello Luce della Vite 2006 received 100 points from Suckling who stated “It is a wine with soul. How can Sangiovese be better?” Luce della Vite crafted some of the most successful wines in Montalcino in recent years, rich and powerful these Brunellos capture the sheer elegance and finesse of this great vintage.
Aromas of dark fruits, with plums and lemon rind follow through to a full body with lots of juicy fruit and velvety tannins. Tannin quality is impressive. Hints of cocoa and spices. Intense finish. Try after 2014. James Suckling 97 points
"Luce della Vite opens with an opulent, generous style and is packed with black cherry, black currant, cola, leather and pipe tobacco. This is a plush, rich and deeply textured wine, with plenty of intensity and staying power. It shows dense tannins with a touch of youthful astringency. Age 10 more years."
"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Luce emerges from the glass with sweet, super-ripe red cherries, mint, licorice and tobacco. This is an especially huge, powerful wine endowed with tremendous richness and sheer size. Firm yet well-integrated tannins frame the layered, explosive finish. The 2007 is much more elegant and polished than the 2006. The Luce spent three full years in French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025."
The Wine Advocate