Lisini Brunello di Montalcino Ugolaia 2010

Wine Spectator: 97pts

This complex red shows a duality between the aromas of rose, strawberry and currant and the savory notes of earth, tobacco and mineral. The muscular structure is more allied to the latter, but this remains fresh, resonant and long. You could match this to a grilled steak now or let mellow for a few years. Best from 2019 through 2035. From Italy.—B.S




International Wine Report: 97pts

The 2010 'Ugolaia' is another dazzling effort from Lisini in this vintage. While this traditional style Brunello demonstrates the same elegance as the classic Brunello and Riserva is displays a bit more overall depth. As it opens, it begins to deliver striking aromas of dark cherries and red fruits which are seamlessly woven together with dried floral, spices and leather. On the palate this is beautifully balanced and refined with a wonderful silky quality. It continues to impress with remarkable poise as it heads into the long elegant finish. Ultimately, this is an age worthy wine and will require a few years of additional bottle age before it will hit its full stride, that being said, I expect this to have an extremely long future ahead. (Best 2020-2035) Sep 2016

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