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Date Printed: 7/27/2016
San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2004
San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2004
(search item no. 125920)
collectible wine
older vintages

James Suckling rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/27/2016: $75.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is ruby red with reflexes verging on garnet. The perfume is intense, fine and elegant, with notes of cherries preserved in alcohol, enriched with spices redolent of cinnamon and cloves. On the palate, it explodes in all its finesse and elegance thanks to the dense and silky tannins. Excellent body that renders the flavor harmonious and persistent.
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About San Filippo:

Situated in the splendid area of Northern Montalcino close to Biondi Santi’s Il Greppo and La Serena, the wines of San Filippo are ageworthy and elegant, though very approachable in their youth. The estate totals 22 hectares, 11 of which are under vine, dedicated mostly to Sangiovese, with a small olive grove as well. Founded in 1972 (1977 was the ?rst year of production), the estate was recently purchased by Roberto Giannelli who restored and renovated the entire facility. With the help of Paolo Caciorgna, Roberto is producing 2500 cases of Brunello aged in Slavonian and Allier oak casks each year, as well as 800 cases of a delicious Rosso di Montalcino aged 6 months in used barriques and large casks.