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Luce 1998 Red (Toscana)

Rating
84
Price
$75
Winery
Variety
Region
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
N/A
Bottle Size
750ML
Issue Date
9/1/2002
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This much touted blend of Sangiovese and Merlot from Robert Mondavi and the Frescobaldi winery is expensive and uninteresting. You can tell what theyÕre striving for, a complex wine of early drinkability, but itÕs merely simple. and the best French oak doesnÕt improve it. ItÕs not bad, just dull, and it wonÕt age.

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All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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About The Scores

*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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