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Brunello di Montalcino Lisini 2015 (750ML)
94 points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: “The Lisini 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows muscle and brawn, filling out its full-bodied frame with plenty of dark fruit, spice, tar and smoke. If you like a more concentrated style of Sangiovese, this is your wine. It offers seamless harmony and sun-drenched intensity that all work very nicely in this classic and warm vintage. You can wait, or drink it in the near-term with a rack of lamb.” 10/20
94 Points, Eric Guido, Vinous: "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino dark and rich, showing ripe black cherries and plum, with layers of haunting florals, exotic brown spice and smoky mineral tones. On the palate, a wave of polished textures wash across the senses, ushering in juicy black cherry with sweet herbal and floral undertones, with zesty spices and vibrant acidity adding a refreshing quality. The finish is long and remarkably fresh, an example of how the warmth of Sant'Angelo in Colle can be tempered by a deft hand, as fine tannins come forward, balanced by mouthwatering acidity and punctuated by residual pure red berry fruit. It's a wine that's very easy to love, with near term appeal and potential for the cellar." 04/20.
94 Points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator: "A serious, brooding red, with ripe cherry and strawberry flavors offsetting the beefy tannins. Loam, iron and almond notes chime in. Balanced and long overall. Best from 2023 through 2042." 04/20
93 Points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast: "Subtle aromas of forest floor, woodland berry, wild herb and camphor aromas shape the nose. On the firmly structured palate, tightly knit noble tannins support dried cherry, pomegranate, licorice and tobacco. It's still young so give it a few more years to fully develop. Drink 2023-2033."
96 Points, Michaela Morris, Decanter: "With vineyards between Sant'Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell'Abate on the inner edge of the Sesta district, Lisini's vineyards are cleansed by constant breezes from the Tuscan Coast. Stony soils with an important underpinning of limestone as well as elevations over 300 metres help preserve freshness in their wines. The 2015 is beautifully fragrant, almost exotic in character. Plump red fruit and sweet summer herbs fill the mouth but rather than being heavy, this is poised and transparent. Ample powdery tannins are fine and lead to a tangy marine finish." 2/20
96 Points, Luca Gardini, gardininotes.com: "District of Sant’Angelo in Colle. A production characterized by low yields </br>and salty and fresh aromas, like the currents coming from the near Maremma coast. Great spiciness on the nose: intense with clear notes of undergrowth along with a hint of officinal herbs. Pleasant freshness in the mouth with comforting tannins and a long, elegant finish." 03/20