Plenty of blackberry and fresh leather aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a long caressing finish. This is a seductive, ultrarefined wine. This firmly places Luce in the big leagues. Well done. Best after 2005. 7,300 case —James Suckling
Nervy and taut, with cardamom, humus, lemon peel, marzipan and chamomile flavors. This is bony and dry but long and finely tuned, with the flavors echoing beautifully. Drink now through 2014. 800 cases made. From France. —James Molesworth
Kosher. Lush aromas of flowers, candied citrus and mineral are backed by a vivid structure and dry profile. It's balanced, intense and long on the finish. Real character here. Drink now through 2010. 1,700 cases imported. From France. —Bruce Sanderson
Masses of coffee and blackberry character in this youthful wine. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins, loads of fruit and excellent wood. Big and juicy, with a long, long finish. A fine wine. Needs time. Best after 2007. 7,500 cases made. Collectible. From I —James Suckling
A fantastic rich and powerful wine with incredible richness of berry, plum and roasted fruit. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A real treat to taste a beautiful 1997 Brunello now. Drink now. 1,500 cases made. Highly Recommended. From Ita —James Suckling
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