Lucente 2010 impresses with a dark-toned yet shimmering purple-red. A lush, seductive bouquet offers silky impressions of raspberry and blackberry, both fresh-picked and preserves, followed by roast espresso, white chocolate, and pungent hints of mint and sage. Warm and well-rounded in the mouth, it boasts supple, glossy tannins that are perfectly integrated into the structure, and in alcohol appropriate to a noble wine. A near-endless finale conveys tasty fruit, finishing with a pleasant hint of nutmet. Lucente 2010 is an elegant wine in a thoroughly contemporary key.
Blend: 75% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese
Big & Bold
wild boar, red meat
Absolutely killer Super Tuscan at this price point. Drinkable now (2013) but would also keep.
I am NOT a connoisseur by any means, but Luce Della Vite Lucente is going straight to the top of my FAVORITES list! I LOVE IT!
Earth & Spicy
Made in a modern style compared to many Italian wines, with pleasant aromas of sweet black cherries, ripe blackberries, pencil shavings, graphite, spices. At $20 a terrific value