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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2006
Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2006
(search item no. 111108)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $56.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Complex, compelling, beautifully plummy and polished, with blockbuster structure complemented by Bernabei's hallmark elegance; unfolding layer after layer of goudron, berry fruit, tobacco, violets, vanilla.
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About Lisini:

Located a few miles south of Montalcino itself, at Sant'Angelo in Colle, the fourteenth-century towered villa is steeped in one of the appellation’s most beautiful and "wildest" landscapes, surrounded only by woodland and vineyards at an altitude of 1312 feet above sea level. Typically built in stone and terracotta tiles, the villa itself blends into this natural backdrop with a harmony that is all Tuscan. The Lisini estate, covering a total of 380 acres and comprising one of the finest, most historical crus in the Montalcino appellation, has been in the Lisini family since the early 1700s. Under the tutelage of Elina Lisini, this superb terroir has fulfilled its exceptional promise. Located in the hills a little south of Montalcino itself, overlooking the Orcia valley (an area conducive to full, potent Brunellos), it was one of the very first to produce and bottle this noble wine. The vineyards now cover almost 49 acres and include the high-rising, 3.7- acre cru of Ugolaia. Lisini's unique soil, together with state-of-the-art vinification, yield a model Montalcino range.