Original
55 Ratings
Marchesi Antinori Solaia

Wine Details

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) The Antinori family have been producing wine in Tuscany for six centuries, and exporting it for four. The purchase of the Tignanello estate in 1900 marked the beginning of a remarkable period of expansion which shows no signs of abating. Through judicious acquisition of vineyards and an uncanny knack for developing iconic wines, Antinori has become Tuscany’s - arguably Italy’s - pre-eminent wine producer, with an important presence in Piedmont, Lombardy, Umbria and Puglia as well as their Tuscan heartland. Solaia, which means the ‘sunny one’ in Italian, is the name of a ten hectare read more...southwest-facing vineyard within the Tignanello estate, planted 351-396 metres above sea-level on stony calcareous soil of marl and friable albarese rock. This is famous wine - the world over. The 2005 scores 93 points at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate with the comment: "The 2005 Solaia is a fresh, primary wine loaded with the essence of super-ripe blueberries, blackberries and sweet toasted oak, all laced with an attractive inner perfume. While the 2005 doesn’t quite match the very finest versions, it is a remarkable effort in this tricky vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2023." (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/13/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) "Masses of coffee and blackberry character in this youthful wine. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins, loads of fruit and excellent wood. Big and juicy, with a long, long finish. A fine wine. Needs time. Best after 2007. 7,500 cases made" (JS)
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage)