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2015 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8579860 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8606126 1 $40 Dec 25, 2022
I8483088 2 $46 Oct 16, 2022
I8444695 1 $50 Sep 18, 2022
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RATINGS

94The Wine Advocate

...shows muscle and brawn, filling out its full-bodied frame with plenty of dark fruit, spice, tar and smoke... It offers seamless harmony and sun-drenched intensity that all work very nicely...

94Wine 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.

93Wine Enthusiast

Subtle aromas of forest floor, woodland berry, wild herb and camphor aromas shape the nose...firmly structured palate...dried cherry, pomegranate, licorice and tobacco.

17.5Jancis Robinson

... Firm cherry nose. Richness and depth on the palate... Perfect balance on the palate with fine, long, powdery tannins.

PRODUCER

Lisini

Lisini is a 50-acre estate in Montalcino. It was founded in the 18th century by the Lisini family, and it is still owned and operated by the Lisinis. The estate makes Brunello di Montalcino and Ross di Montalcino. About 90,000 bottles are produced annually. Of special note is the Brunello di Montalcino Ugolaia, which comes from a 3.7-acre, southeast-facing vineyard of carefully selected vines. Gambero Rosso has frequently awarded its highest rating of 3 glasses to Lisini Brunello di Montalcino Ugolaia.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.