James Suckling | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2012

  Score: 98 Points

This is an incredible 2012 with fantastic depth, richness, focus and tension. Full body, polished and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2020 but a joy to taste now. One of the wines of the vintage.


Wine Spectator | Brunello di Montalcino 2012

  Score: 95 Points

An elegant, silky style, featuring wild sage, thyme, leather, cherry and iron aromas and avors. Reveals a oral hint as this persists on the long nish. Best from 2019 through 2033.
B.S.


Vinous | Brunello di Montalcino 2012

  Score: 95 Points

Good bright red. Vibrant high strung, perfumed Brunello with crisp aromas of red berries, minerals and rose lifted by an intriguing note of white pepper. Then more juicy pure red berry flavours in the mouth offering sneaky concentration and insidious sweetness, not to mention mouth- cleansing minerality. This marvellously precise and well balanced Brunello is rather light on its feet, finishing very long and crisp and with a gentle texture. I ove this wine’s purity; this is one of my early candidates for wine of the vintage.
Ian D'Agata


Robert Parker | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2012

  Score: 94 Points

This is a terrific wine from San Filippo. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino le Lucére is plush and rich in all the right places. It opens to a generous bouquet with tones of dark fruit and spice that contrast each other nicely. The wine straddles a position between primary aromas (directly from the fruit) and secondary aromas (derived from oak aging). The e"ect is well balanced and the intensity of the wine feels brighter and more harmonious as a result. The mouthfeel is compact and firm. It wine shows good persistence in terms of finish.
Monica Larner


Robert Parker | Brunello di Montalcino 2012

  Score: 92 Points

San Filippo's 2012 Brunello di Montalcino shows a dark garnet and slightly evolved appearance with amber highlights at the rim. Aromas of dark cherry, prune and dried plum lift from the bouquet revealing a juicy core of dark fruit. In the mouth, the wine shows succulence and softness. These characteristics are in line with the hot vintage that produced dark and plump fruit with immediate appeal. What makes this wine interesting are the extra layers of savory spice it provides on the finish. The results are sophisticated and noble, with cigar ash, mahogany and cedar wood.

Monica Larner


James Suckling | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére Riserva 2010



Wine Spectator | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére Riserva 2010

  Score: 96 Points

The sweet, ripe fruit has an immediate impact, offering notes of cherry, strawberry and currant, followed by light oak spice, leather, tobacco and earth accents. The tannins peek through on the finish, but overall this is balanced and long. So harmonious that you may want to enjoy now, but this should only get better with time. Best from 2017 through 2033. 175 cases made.
B.S.


Wine Spectator | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2011

  Score: 92 Points

Cherry and spice flavors highlight this polished red. Shows ample structure for support, though this still needs a year or two to find equilibrium. Delivers a fine grip of tannins and acidity. Best from 2017 through 2028. 600 cases made.
B.S.


Vinous | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2011

  Score: 92 Points

The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére emerges from the estate's oldest vines. Here the balance of fruit and tannin is much more successful. Sensual and layered in the glass, the Lucere offers good up-front richness to match its creamy, inviting personality. Generous black cherry, plum, smoke, spice and menthol flesh out on a resonant finish laced with attractive aromatic overtones. In this vintage, the oak and tannins are very nicely balanced, something that hasn't always been the case here. At times, the ripeness of the vintage is a bit dominant, but this is a gorgeous wine from San Filippo.
Antonio Galloni


Gardini Notes | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2011



Robert Parker | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2010

  Score: 96 Points

Aged two years in oak, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére is expressive and deep with thick lines and a profound sense of extraction. This is a lovely wine that occupies a special place on the opulent side of the Brunello spectrum. Of course, the amazing quality of fruit in 2010 has given winemakers more variables and raw material to play with. The wine shows dark concentration and an impenetrable appearance. Dried fruit, clove, nutmeg and toasted almond segue to cola, licorice and pressed rose petal. The mouthfeel is sweet and chewy but the overall effect is spectacular. This wine marks a huge improvement over past efforts.

San Filippo makes an impressive statement in 2010. The Brunello Le Lucére is one of the protagonists of the vintage and is a wine that captures a rare side of the Sangiovese grape. It is explosive, powerful and rich. Like the other great wines of the vintage, this Brunello proves the potential of everyone's favorite Tuscan red grape.


Wine Spectator | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2010

  Score: 95 Points

Fresh cherry and berry flavors lead to leather, tobacco and herbal notes in this focused, balanced red. Though firmly structured, everything is in the right proportions here, with a long aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2034. 900 cases made.
B.S.


James Suckling | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2010

 
COUNTRY Italy
REGION
Tuscany
VINTAGE
2010
SCORE 98
TASTING NOTES Aromas of crushed raspberries, cherries and blackberries expand on your senses. There are also freshly sliced mushrooms, wet earth and bark. It's full-bodied, with an incredible depth of fruit and a savory, salty, almost grilled meat character. Layers and layers of fruit and tannins. A truly great wine. Better in 2020.


James Suckling | Brunello di Montalcino 2010

 
COUNTRY Italy
REGION
Tuscany
VINTAGE
2010
SCORE 97
TASTING NOTES Extremely complex aromas of mushroom, stone, chalk, dark fruit and lightly dried bark or tea. Full-bodied, with powerful, layered tannins. Muscular and intense. It needs loads of time to soften: better in 2017.


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Robert Parker | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2009

  Score: 93 Points

The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére is aged in both small barrel and larger oak casks. This combination of wood stands up nicely to the natural density and thickness of San Filippo's fruit. This is one of the wines of the vintage, not just for its sheer confidence and personality, but moreover for the elegant nuances it offers at the back. As the wine evolves in the glass, it slowly imparts dark cherry, campfire, smoke, licorice, root beer and balsam herb. It shows the powerful side of Brunello with ample inner grace. Drink: 2016-2026.

San Filippo is home to some of the best boutique Brunello today. This wasn’t always the case, and I am thrilled to have witnessed the growth of this promising estate throughout the years. The quality of the product has made quantum leaps since I first tasted the wines more than a decade ago. San Filippo was founded in 1972 and counts 11 hectares of vine. Proprietor Roberto Giannelli farms on mostly clay soils and his wines proudly show the extra structure and intensity that is common in this eastern corner of the appellation.


February 4th, 2013 | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2008 hosted by Lehmann Maupin Gallery



Robert Parker | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2007

  Score: 92 Points


The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére is richer, deeper and fleshier than the regular bottling, but in 2007 the Lucére also possesses terrific balance, something that the 2006 never had. Dark red cherries, flowers, mint and spices wrap around the intense, polished finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.


Wine Spectator | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére Riserva 2006

  Score: 94

Release Price: $125
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Issue: Oct 15, 2012




This red is settling into a combination of sweet cherry and berry fruit, leather, earth and licorice aromas and flavors. The dense tannins are present on the finish, but this is beginning to come together. Fine earth, cacao and spice notes grace the finish. Best from 2013 through 2027. 295 cases made.


Wine Spectator | Brunello di Montalcino 2007

  Score: 93

Release Price: $43
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Issue: Oct 15, 2012





There's plenty of bass tones in this meaty red, which exhibits plum, black currant, violet and savory flavors. Features moderately firm tannins for support, with an expansive finish. Best from 2014 through 2024. 800 cases made.


Wine Spectator | Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2007

  Score: 91

Release Price: $60
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Issue: Oct 15, 2012





Lush and modern, showing mint, cherry and plum flavors, accented by vanilla and toast. Polished and balanced, with echoes of spice on the lingering finish. Best from 2013 through 2026. 1,500 cases made.


Vendemmia 2012 | San Filippo entra in Biologico

  Comunichiamo ufficialmente che a partire dalla vendemmia 2012 l'azienda agricola San Filippo entra in BIOLOGICO.


Bedford Post | Richard Gere sceglie il Brunello di Montalcino San Filippo

  È il Brunello di Montalcino di San Filippo il grande rosso che Richard Gere ha scelto come Private Label per gli ospiti e amici di "Bedford Post", il suo splendido Relais Chateaux nello stato di New York (per saperne di più visita il sito).

Un'etichetta che unisce idealmente le terre magiche della Westchester County e le esclusive colline senesi all'insegna dell'eccellenza internazionale. Così almeno ha voluto il grande attore e produttore americano che come partner ha scelto la tenuta di 22 ettari - di cui 11 a vigneto – nell'antico borgo San Filippo, nella zona est di Montalcino, quella che da vini longevi ed eleganti.

L'azienda agricola fondata nel '72, oggi è guidata dal proprietario Roberto Giannelli che, insieme all'enologo Paolo Caciorgna, ha firmato 11 vendemmie, tutte di grande rilevanza, in modo particolare il cru Le Lucere.

"È un'operazione che valorizza il marchio Brunello di Montalcino nel suo complesso e più in generale tutto il territorio montalcinese, zona produttiva vocata all'eccellenza. La scelta di Richard Gere è sicuramente una conferma di come in questo momento l'immagine e la diffusione del Brunello negli USA siano molto elevati", dice Roberto Giannelli.

L'etichetta che racconta questo progetto è stata disegnata da Cecilia Zerauschek.


2 / 5 giugno 2011 | San Filippo partecipa all'inaugurazione del Divino Tuscany a Firenze

 
[…] Dal 2 al 5 di Giugno 2011 celebreremo insieme l'eccellenza toscana nella produzione dei vini in un'atmosfera elegante e confortevole, con degustazioni disegnate su misura per promuovere e celebrare tu e il tuo vino. Nel corso dei quattro giorni riuniremo i maggiori esponenti, in campo internazionale, tra collezionisti, distributori, importatori, ristoratori e rivenditori - in una modalitá che incoraggi degustazioni, conversazioni private e d'affari. […]
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17 ottobre 2010 | Vini d'Italia 2011: tre bicchieri per Le Lucére Riserva 2004

  Il brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére Riserva 2004 ha conquistato i TRE BICCHIERI sulla guida Vini d'Italia 2011 di Gambero Rosso.


5 agosto 2010 | Auf die Merkliste: Ein neuer Name in Montalcino

  02.08.2010 Mit Häusern kennt Roberto Giannelli sich aus. Jahrelang hat er Fabrikhallen, Industriekomplexe, Produktionsstätten und andere Industrieimmobilien in der Toskana verkauft. Dann stand er eines Tages zufällig vor einer kleinen, alten Häusergruppe in der südlichen Toskana, umgeben von duftenden Lorbeerhecken, Rosmarinstauden, Weißdornsträuchern, umstanden von hoch gewachsenen, schlanken Zypressen. Der Himmel war blau, die Luft frisch und außer den Grillen, die in den Kronen der Zypressen zirpten, war kein Laut zu hören. Da wusste Giannelli, dass die Zeit gekommen war sich zu entscheiden: „Der Zug hält nur einmal.“ Weiterlesen


18 maggio 2010 | Festival del Sole • Sun Festival

  Lunedì 2 Agosto 2010 dalle 19.00 alle 22.00 presso Il Falconiere Relais e Châteaux di Cortona, in occasione di The Tuscan Sun Festval, San Filippo è lieta di partecipare con il suo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére Riserva 2004 al Masters of Wine, un'esclusiva degustazione di alcuni dei migliori Brunelli di Montalcino presentata da James Suckling, Senior Editor e European Bureau Chief di Wine Spectator, che sarà seguita da una eccellente cena.

On Monday 2 August 2010 from 7.00pm to 10.00pm in Cortona's Il Falconiere Relais and Châteaux, during The Tuscan Sun Festval, San Filippo is pleased to be present with his Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére Riserva 2004 at Masters of Wine, an exclusive wine tasting of some of the world's finest Brunello presented by James Suckling, Senior Editor and European Bureau Chief of the Wine Spectator, followed by a superb dinner.


My Slow Burning Life | Brunello: la marcia di San Filippo

  Davvero un bell'impegno quello di Roberto Giannelli sulla collina di Montalcino. Alle prese con una esposizione nella zona orientale, nell'area più bassa delle Cerbaie, verso la val d'Orcia, si è destreggiato in un esercizio, prima di recupero dei terreni e delle relative vigne e quindi del vino. Alle cinque vendemmie già fatte si arriva in questa azienda con molte aspettative per il futuro trattandosi di impianti nuovi e bisognosi di crescere. Il vino la dice lunga sull'orgoglio di questo produttore della nouvelle vague, in particolare la Riserva Le Lucére 2004 che ho avuto modo di assaggiare insieme ai protagonisti. Armonia, eleganza, una complessità abbordabile e tannini morbidi, setosi, giusto come piacciono all'enologo di casa, Paolo Caciorgna. Al naso si presenta con una bella speziatura […]

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