2018 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino

95 Points Decanter
In stock
A superb Brunello from one of Montalcino's top producers. Lisini concentrate on a traditional style with nuances of ripe red fruit and cured meat on a structure of fresh acids and smooth tannins. A real sense of volume and density is helped by the iron minerals in the sandy clay-silt soils, which lie at a cool 300-350 metres of altitude. With a subtle richness balanced by finesse and complexity, this is a Brunello treasure that offers great potential at this price.
$100.00 in mixed 6+ or $110.00 per bottle

Grape

Sangiovese

Its Origins

Lisini is one of Montalcino's oldest wine estates. The Clementi family fought alongside the Medicis in their conquest of Montalcino, for which Capt. Silvio Clementi was rewarded with the Pecci palace in Montalcino, as well as buying another propriety in Sant’Angelo in Colle. Today, signor Filippo Paoletti is responsible for making the five traditional wines, using cement and large oak casks. With Lodovico’s Lisini's death in 1950, his daughter Elina took over, believing in the estate’s potential and initiating the very first bottling until her death in 2009. The Lisini were among the founding fathers of the first Brunello di Montalcino Consorzio in 1963; with Elina becoming one of its Presidents. The current generation of Lisini - Carlo, Lorenzo and Lodovica - continue to uphold the family tradition.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Decanter, Michaela Morris

"Near Sant'Angelo in Colle, on the road that leads to Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Lisini is within the zone of Sesta. The estate preference is to pick quite late, and they are one of the last in the area to harvest. The relative ripeness and concentration is evident in 2018 but not at the expense of balance. In fact, Lisini’s Brunello is one of the vintage’s more exciting and profound wines. It opens slowly with hints of chestnut and smoke, then discloses dark cherry, iron and fragrant moist soil. Tannins are tightly stitched yet malleable, giving a satisfying mouthful. Finishes with a salty tang and mineral drive." Drink 2024 - 2036

95/100 Kerin O'Keefe

"Red berry, new leather, forest floor and dog rose are just some of the enticing aromas you’ll discover on this lovely red. Elegantly structured, the savory, balanced palate delivers juicy Morello cherry, strawberry compote, licorice and white pepper alongside polished, fine-grained tannins. It closes on a saline note while bright acidity keeps it energized." Drink 2024 - 2030

17.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Deep, lustrous ruby with orange tinges. Very closed and backward on the nose. Cherry with the merest suggestion of dried fruit on the palate, but much more compelling than it sounds. Long yet still subdued on the finish and with finely grained tannins; only at the very end revealing complex depth. Skilfully made and more to come. (WS)." Drink 2024 - 2034

Variety Sangiovese
Region Tuscany
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.00%
Maturity 2024 - 2036

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

4

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