Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Lucente La Vite Toscana SuperTuscan Blend

8.990 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Super Tuscan Blend
Top Notes For
Riccardo L.

Put the 2013 vintage up against the 2014 Tignanello... and it almost won. Big and bold, lots of complexity... lots of layers. What an amazing wine, considering it's the secondary wine from this producer. I'd rather drink lucente than tig.

Put the 2013 vintage up against the 2014 Tignanello... and it almost won. Big and bold, lots of complexity... lots of layers. What an amazing wine, considering it's the secondary wine from this producer. I'd rather drink lucente than tig.

Jul 29th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Ditto my last notes, but I'll add that this is probably as good as it gets in terms of a gateway Italian for those who only drink Cali Cabs.

Ditto my last notes, but I'll add that this is probably as good as it gets in terms of a gateway Italian for those who only drink Cali Cabs.

Jul 8th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

I knew I was going to enjoy this immediately, but it took a 45 minute meander before it really got there. Modern, but maintains an authentic SuperTuscan style, if that can actually be a thing... suffice to say, I wouldn't call it international, but oak and ripe fruit make their presence known. Plush, dark fruit of a medium weight meets lively acidity, with a noticeable, but not imposing amount of tannin. The balance helps draw your focus to the secondary notes of Genoa and even Finocchiona, along with plenty of spices, and tertiary cedar and cocoa powder.

I knew I was going to enjoy this immediately, but it took a 45 minute meander before it really got there. Modern, but maintains an authentic SuperTuscan style, if that can actually be a thing... suffice to say, I wouldn't call it international, but oak and ripe fruit make their presence known. Plush, dark fruit of a medium weight meets lively acidity, with a noticeable, but not imposing amount of tannin. The balance helps draw your focus to the secondary notes of Genoa and even Finocchiona, along with plenty of spices, and tertiary cedar and cocoa powder.

Jun 9th, 2017
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

8.7

Bright black olive, black fruits w cedary oak, sweet spice. Needs decanting

Bright black olive, black fruits w cedary oak, sweet spice. Needs decanting

Dec 12th, 2015
Ken Venezio

Bright cherry and spice dominate this Super Tuscan. Not a killer wine but enough subtle tannins to make this a very drinkable everyday wine.

Bright cherry and spice dominate this Super Tuscan. Not a killer wine but enough subtle tannins to make this a very drinkable everyday wine.

Aug 22nd, 2018
Michael Amoruso

Acid good. Dried cherry and cranberry.

Acid good. Dried cherry and cranberry.

May 20th, 2018
Makoto Someya

This is second time following 2014 almost one year ago. This is completely different because 2014 was tasted at new vintage release, but this 2013 has 2 years longer storage. And it is also one of the reason that 2013 is good vintage. Complex oak aroma with mint flavor, concentrated black fruits and a bit bitter chocolate flavor, while 2014 was less concentrated without bitterness. After a hour, raisin flavor also can be felt. Enough tanning. @4300, Uki, 161101-171111

This is second time following 2014 almost one year ago. This is completely different because 2014 was tasted at new vintage release, but this 2013 has 2 years longer storage. And it is also one of the reason that 2013 is good vintage. Complex oak aroma with mint flavor, concentrated black fruits and a bit bitter chocolate flavor, while 2014 was less concentrated without bitterness. After a hour, raisin flavor also can be felt. Enough tanning. @4300, Uki, 161101-171111

Nov 11th, 2017
Patricia Novo, CSW

This has always been a favorite and I'm happy to report that I still love ❤️ it esp for the price

This has always been a favorite and I'm happy to report that I still love ❤️ it esp for the price

Oct 6th, 2017
Devin Bray

Jammy blackberry fruit, pencil lead, old books, some pepper on the tongue. Like most big name super Tuscans around this price range, it's intriguing but has difficulty fully coming together. A bit heavy on the wood tannins.

Jammy blackberry fruit, pencil lead, old books, some pepper on the tongue. Like most big name super Tuscans around this price range, it's intriguing but has difficulty fully coming together. A bit heavy on the wood tannins.

Aug 8th, 2017
Orlando Anaya

Not bad, but I like the 2011 & 2012 vintages better.

Not bad, but I like the 2011 & 2012 vintages better.

Jun 6th, 2017