Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2016
From the stunning hills of Brunello di Montalcino, we have the Lisini Brunello di Montalcino. It's complex and layered with gorgeous fruit, herbal notes and lovely, integrated tannins. It needs to sit on the shelf (preferrably with a spotlight) a bit longer, so use that time to plan your pairings. We recommend a Tuscan tomato bread soup to start. Follow that with a creamy risotto with a sausage ragout; the tannins in the Lisini will contrast beautifully with the richness of the risotto dish. Refill your glasses and enjoy them with chunks of a 24 month, aged Parmigiano Reggiano if you can find it. It doesn't get much better winelovers!!
Wine Enthusiast: Designated Cellar Selection. "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." May 2021
Antonio Galloni's 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. Drink 2024-2034.” Nov 2020
“Lisini is one of Montalcino’s historic, reference-point estates.” ~ Antonio Galloni, Feb 2015
Trade Notes: "Carlo Lisini Baldi's Brunello di Montalcino 2016 opens with dark concentration and extraction. The initial nose shows floral aromas of pressed roses and violets, then after a few minutes in the glass the wine offers a complex potpourri of dark cherries, dried blackberries, Indian spices, teriyaki sauce, crushed rocks and a subtle licorice note. It clearly draws its personality from equal parts elegance and power. The palate is then extremely soft and supple, delivering lovely end notes of dusty minerals and some clay alongside its plump fruit."
|Aging||48 months in Slavonian oak barrels; 6-8 months further refining in bottle|
|Region||Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy|