Livio Sassetti is considered by some to be one of the best Brunello producers in the Montosoli area in Northern Montalcino. This is one of the prized places to grow Sangiovese in Brunello, with many of the top wines catching big price tags as well. The wines here seem to be great every vintage, 2010 was a blockbuster, 2013 was very good, and 2015 looks extraordinary! 2015 seems to be the perfect vintage offering up wines with beautiful fruit, balance, structure, length, and the vineyard signature. Now with Bordeaux and Burgundy becoming even more expensive, great Brunelli seems like the perfect replacement. We were able to find this on pre-arrival to offer it at this special pricing—a not to miss bottle from one of Montalcino's finest producers. We have a limited amount of bottles arriving soon, so don't miss it.
James Suckling 98 pts! "There’s something ethereal in the nose with flowers, cherries, strawberries and shitake mushrooms. Full body. This grows on the palate with super tannin and fruit structure. So much berry flavor and round, caressing tannins that fill your mouth. Tight at the end. This needs four to five years to show its true greatness. Try after 2023."