The press for 2016 Italian wines continues...and now it's Montalcino's turn! The 2016 Brunellos will be extraordinary; Wine Spectator has bestowed on the 2016 vintage a near-perfect 99 points. What better winery to launch our 2016 campaign than Lisini, one of Montalcino's oldest estates and one of our favorites. The '16 arrives in a couple weeks; our pre-arrival offer runs through the end of this week so take advantage while you can.
96 points, Cellar Selection 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."
95 points Vinous: "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."