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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