(From 2011 Vintage) The wine is ripe on the nose with notes of dark fruit and with much underlying freshness on the aromatic finish; plum fruit dominates the aromatic gamut along with cherries, and the aromas evolve with vigor and balance towards sensations of mint and liquorice. On the palate, though still young, the wine is ready and inviting, rich and harmonious; excellent the balance of the flavors thanks to the tonic acidity and the solidity and suppleness of the tannins. The finish and aftertaste are rich and savory and are characterized by a sweet persistence and length.
(From 2010 Vintage) Very intense ruby red color. Nicely expressed varietal aromas with hints of black berry fruit. The palate is weighty, dense and vibrant with complex structure thanks to support of the acidity. Long and lingering with hints of chocolate, coffee and marmalade in the aftertaste. The beautifully handled tannin from the wine and wood blend making Tignanello a very complex, stylish and sophisticated wine.
Tasted by randyjc on 3/25/2012 & rated 94 points: A beautiful, mature bottle. Dark aromatics of leather and earth followed by a silky mouth feel. Flavors are, again, leather, earth and mature black cherry. The wine teeters between being Brunello and Bordeaux though, due to its age, it had some raisiny character I associate with Amarone. All in all, a marvelous wine. Sorry to see the last of these go. (514 views)
Robert ParkerRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 127
Wine AdvocateRating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 127 on Feb-00
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/00
Wine EnthusiastRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast