- Lisini Rosso Di Montalcino 2011 Product #28001 (In Stock)
Often called “Baby Brunello,” Rosso di Montalcino usually offers up a little of Brunello’s ripe, juicy, fruit but not much more. Lisini’s 2011, though, really does show like a good Brunello with deeply ripe fruit flavors, a powerful mid-palate, and classic accents of tobacco, leather, and balsamic. For some reason, wine writer’s seem to feel that 91 points is as high as you can go for a Rosso, so ratings here often look about 4 points too low. Read Antonio Galloni’s words below – they give a much better sense of the quality here than the modest rating. Outstanding wine, outstanding value.
"The 2011 Rosso di Montalcino has gorgeous depth and body. Sweet red cherries, tobacco, mint and cedar all flesh out in this open, radiant Rosso. The warmth of the year adds volume, yet the 2011 remains a mid-weight and gracious wine, with lovely balance and plenty of Sangiovese character. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016."Wine Advocate 88 points
- Lisini Brunello Di Montalcino 2007 Product #26371 (In Stock)
Delicious, elegant, Brunello at a fantastic price. Already delicious and built to improve through 2027.
"Bright and floral, with very pretty aromas of fruit too. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and fine tannins. I like the minerality to this. Long and caressing. Better in 2014. Consistently outstanding." James Suckling 93 points
"Medium red. Cherry, rose petal and a hint of leather on the vibrant nose. Sweet, pliant and fine-grained; less meaty and more floral in the mouth than on the nose. Not yet especially complex but lush and seamless, with an almost glyceral richness to the deep raspberry and cherry fruit. Finishes very long, with sweet, suave tannins." International Wine Cellar 92(?+) points
"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is very beautiful in this vintage. Sweet dark cherries, flowers, mint and licorice take shape as the wine opens up in the glass. This is an especially voluminous wine endowed with tons of richness and nuance. A finessed, seamless finish laced with sweet hints of tobacco and wild flowers rounds things out in style. This is a terrific showing. Lisini gave the Brunello three years in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027." Wine Advocate 94 points