Sunday, January 4, 2015

Marchesi de Frescobaldi Luce Della Vite Lucente 2011 IGT Toscana Red Wine





Marchesi de Frescobaldi Luce Della Vite Lucente 2011 IGT Toscana Red Wine,
$23.19-$28.99, 91 points, was core-black trending deep opaque ruby toward the clear rim at the glass wall of considerable sheeting.
The beautiful earthy bouquet redolent with mushrooms, cedar, tobacco, and floral notes made for a massive change of pace from my Holiday fare.
Nearly full-bodied with excellent acidity and supportive tannin carried rich flavors of blackberries, black cherry, plum, and cola notes.
Finished strong on the trailing palate, wood notes, paprika, and warmth from the 14.5% alcohol.
Varietals were 75% Sangiovese and 25% Merlot.


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2 comments:

  1. I don't usually comment right after I post on a wine, but this wine MUST be an exception.
    Though this is a relatively young wine, I found that it changed in the glass rather quickly (3 hours) from inspiring to above average in quality; so my advice is: If you buy this wine, do not decant, do not let it sit and breathe, but open, pour, and drink. What's wrong with it? In my opinion the plum notes develop a disproportionate prominence.

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  2. Agreed. Never really been a fan.

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