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Illuminati Controguerra Lumen Riserva 2006

$44.99

SKU 00157

750ml

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Colour: Intense red ruby. Nose: Shows hints of blackberries, red currant, ripe red fruits. Flavour: Well-structured, fat, harmonious, elegant. Serving: A fine long-lasting wine, produced only in the best vintages. It matches red meats, game, lamb, kid and spicy cheese.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Appellation Controguerra
Brand Illuminati
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Controguerra Riserva Lumen (70% Montepulciano, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon) is another super-ripe, dense wine but here the fruit seems better suited to elevage in French oak. Clean mineral notes frame blackberries, graphite, spices, flowers and grilled herbs. The tannins turn imposing on the finish, but all of the elements are in perfect balance for the Lumen to develop into a gorgeous wine. This large-scaled, expressive red is a fabulous effort from Illuminati. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.

Antonio Galloni, June 2010
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorDark notes of salted licorice, spice, mesquite and tar frame a core of crushed black plum and blackberry flavors, which fight through the very toasty finish. Montepulciano and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now.

Nathan Wesley, 2011