1999 Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva
"Precisely ripe and perfectly balanced, this wine has an ease and tension, lasting on a crystal clear note of cherry, as if picked fresh off the tree in spring. There's more to it than just the cherry, with floral scents of violets and a lacy geode of minerals within the fruit. Luscious tannin smoothes the texture, making it approachable now; this blend of 90-percent sangiovese with cabernet sauvignon is more immediately accessible than the Badia a Passignano, and should age beautifully over the ...
Wine & Spirits
Vintage ChartRating for Italy-Tuscany: 94 (good year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>