Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Santa Lucia A'Luciano 2011 Morellino di Scansano


2011 Santa Lucia A'Luciano Morellino di Scansano 13.5% ABV,  $18

Sweet nose of roasted and spiced, dark cherry with pleasing richness and Earth. A really solid nose, with additional aromatic components circulating about the dried herbs, subtle floral notes and flinty Earth underneath. Nicely complex. The palate presents with a soft texture and continued floral characteristics over red cherry / strawberry preserves and sweet aromatic wood. The structure is refined and sufficient, providing nice support with moderate acidity and fine tannins. Provides a mouthful of flavor that stands solid for the whole bottle. Elegant and bold at the same time. 90 Pts.
 This was a sample bottle provided to me, and I can't find it listed for sale in the U.S., but I am told that it is available here.  I see it priced around $18 in Europe. Other wines from this producer are availbale in the U.S. and are solid values as well.

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