2013LisiniSanBiagio2013 Lisini, San Biagio, Toscana IGT Rosso, Sangiovese Grosso, Montalcino, Italy.
The Lisini is pure Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello cone) and is a fresh and fruit driven offering coming from vines in Montalcino and Sant’ Angelo in Colle e Castelnuovo dell’ Abate, these vines are at good elevation, between 300 and 350 meters with good exposures and mixed soils, and is made similar to their Rosso di Montalcino. The 2013 Lisini San Biagio shows wonderful expansion on the palate and good ripe flavors, it starts with a deep garnet/ruby hue, fresh crushed red berries, fresh and dried roses, wild herbs, dusty coco powder leading to a palate of plum, cherry and raspberry fruits with some tangy currant and strawberry notes coming in mid palate with pepper, pipe tobacco, star anise and a hint of stony/mineral. There is sweet tannin, a juicy burst of soft acidity and a cream/round texture to add to the pleasure and build quality here, this Lisini San Biagio is wonderfully crafted and delivers mostly straight forward quality from start to finish, it is highly entertaining and is a top value in it’s class, best enjoyed in it’s youth, this is seriously good fun for early drinking, best from 2015 to 2018. So if you are looking for an interesting Tuscan red that offers solid performance, pleasing flavors and easy on the wallet, this Lisini San Biagio will not disappoint, this is fine Sangiovese from an old school winery that does impressive wines year in and year out.
($25 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

By admin