Luiano Lui

Luiano

VARIETALS

34% Cabernet Sauvignon

33% Colorino

33% Merlot

APPELLATION

Tuscany, Italy

 

Luiano Lui

Luiano’s “Grand Cru” is a blend of native and international grape varieties cultivated from a single vineyard produced in minimum quantities in only the best vintages. Defined by intense aromas of red berries and plums are accented by chocolate and tobacco notes. A full-bodied, complex Super Tuscan with rich fruit flavors and bold tannins, from 24 months of aging in French and American oak barrels following vinification in stainless steel.

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2016

Wine Spectator - 94 pts

Fresh and incisive, with black currant, black cherry, cedar and bell pepper flavors picking up a touch of oak spice. The backbone of tannins is dense and refined, while bright acidity drives the long aftertaste.

B. Sanderson, June 2020

2015

Ultimate Wine Challenge - 90 pts

Silky and opulent, this Tuscan red shows rich black fruits of stewed plums, blackberry coulis, but underneath, there is fresh earth, fresh-cut wood, and vanilla bean. The tannin structure is massive calling for red meat or time in cellar.

Wine Spectator - 94 pts

Fine purity and expression are the hallmarks of this black currant—, black cherry— and violet-flavored red. The texture and balance make this compelling, with a long aftertaste. Iron and spice notes add depth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Colorino. Best from 2023 through 2038. 700 cases made.

B. Sanderson, Oct 2018

2005

Wine Spectator - 90 pts

Aromas of flowers and strawberry pie follow through to a full body, with silky, refined tannins and a long, caressing finish. Delicious already. Equal measures of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Colorino. Drink now.

J. Suckling, October 2008