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Brunello di Montalcino Lisini 2016 (750ML)
95 Points, Eric Guido, Vinous: "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino excites the senses with a wonderfully pure and fruity display of wild strawberries, woodland herbs, wet stone and flowery undergrowth. Both savory and sweet, the textures are like silk, with waves of ripe red fruits and spices which give way to salty minerals, licorice, hints of black tea and a coating of fine tannin. While youthfully structured, there’s a juicy freshness to be found throughout, creating harmonious balance and symmetry that makes the 2016 Lisini so easy to like already. That said, the best is yet to come." 11/20
93 Points, James Suckling: "This is medium-to full-bodied, yet very rich, with lots of sandalwood, lavender, fresh blackberries and crushed cloves. More citrus peel on the palate. Lemon peel and blackberries. Fine tannins and a fresh, tangy finish. Alcohol comes out at the end. Drink after 2022."
94 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator: “A touch of new oak adds an element of sweetness and spice to this cherry-, plum- and mineral-flavored red, which is lithe, with well-integrated, underlying tannins and a lingering finish. Best from 2023 through 2040.” 03/21
96 points, Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast: “Inviting aromas of ripe wild berry, baking spice and Mediterranean herb are front and center along with a whiff of blue flower. Full bodied and vibrant, the savory palate features ripe Marasca cherry, star anise and nutmeg framed in noble tannins. Bright acidity provides freshness and balance. Give this time to fully develop and you’ll be rewarded. Drink 2026–2046. Cellar Selection. ” 03/21