2019 Tenuta Luce Toscana Luce
2019 Tenuta Luce Toscana Luce Ripe generous raspberry and loganberry fruits held perfectly in balance by clove, black tea, turmeric, leather and black pepper spices. Concentrated and muscular, this is a delicious vintage for Luce. Jane Anson
Sophisticated aromas of lead pencil, graphite and blackcurrant. Hints of black Olives and herbs, too. Full bodied, yet tight and deep, with super precision and intensity to the tannins. Incredible balance of structure and finesse to this. Give it time in the cellar. 99pts Suckling
Luce 2019 has an intense ruby red color. The nose is striking with its floral hints of violet and rose accompanied by red fruits such as raspberries and sweet spices. In the mouth, the wine is balanced and elegant with an almost creamy texture supported by silky and well-integrated tannins. Spicy notes accompany the persistent finish. Winemaker
Partnerships between great winemaking families have resulted in some of the greatest wines in the world. Wine like Opus One and Dominus come to mind. Luce came out of the success of Opus One, a partnership between California wine legend Robert Mondavi and Bordeaux’s Mouton Rothschild. Luce is a partnership between the great Frescobaldi’s in Tuscany and Robert Mondavi. The goal was to make a Super Tuscan that would rival the finest like Sasicaia and Ornelaia and become one of the worlds great red wines, the Opus One of Tuscany and they have achieved that goal. The brand’s iconic name and packaging (Luce translates to “light” in Italian) was inspired by the altar at Santo Spirito in Florence – a landmark church built on land donated by the Frescobaldi family during the Renaissance. The 2019 Tenuta Luce Toscana Luce is a great wine and there no question that this is a delicious vintage for Luce. The wine has greatness written all over it, a huge 99pts by Suckling and it is pure decadence. The wine rivals the finest coming out of Napa and Bordeaux. The families chose Brunello di Montalcino to plant the vineyards for this wine and they are the highest elevation vineyards in all of Montalcino, they do make a Brunello but they chose their iconic wine to be a Super Tuscan blending Sangiovese with Bordeaux varietals and the result is one of Tuscany’s great reds. Winemaker Stefan Ruini is Bordeaux trained spending his previous 23 years in Bordeaux predominantly at Haut-Bages Liberal completely elevating the quality at the Chateau. From my tasting the wine to everything I have read, 2019 is a great year for Luce making this a definite buy that I strongly recommend.