(2013 Vintage) Lucente impresses with a dark-tones yet shimmering purple-red. A lush, seductive bouquet offers silky impressions of raspberry and blackberry, both fresh-picked and preserved, followed by roast espresseo, 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 an alcohol appropriate to a noble wine. A near-endless finale conveys tasty fruit, finishing with a pleasant hint of nutmeg. This wine is elegant in a thoroughly contemporary key. Blend of Merlot and Sangiovese.
Ken's Wine Guide(2003 Vintage) I was very impressed with this Italian wine that stood out at a recent trade tasting that I attended. This very dark red wine opens with a traditional earthy, musty, black cherry like bouquet. On t...
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) "Subtle aromas of chocolate, berries and tobacco, with a hint of flowers. Full-bodied and thick, yet refined, with a wonderfully silky texture and a long, succulent, fruity finish. A class red. Best Luce in years. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best after 2004. 10,100 cases made. (JS)"
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/15/2012