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Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT
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Wine Description

(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.

Winemaker's Notes

A very intense ruby red in color with purple highlights, the wine is immediately and suavely convincing in its aromas and harmonious in its expression of the characteristics of Chianti Classico as a zone. The nose is redolent of licorice, violets, and cherries under spirits together with notes of vanilla, chocolate, and sweet toasty oak, all of excellent intensity and sweet elegance. Fresh and savory flavors on the persistent finish add length and finesse.

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    Atlas mountain side of napa, old Italian family bought property on the atlas mountain (eastern side of the valley). Antinori family started making wine in Italy in 1325.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2011
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2006 Vintage) Antinorirsquo;s 2007 Tignanello is wonderfully ripe and seductive in its dark cherries, flowers, spices, tobacco, sage, cedar, mint and minerals. This is as opulent a Tignanello as I have ever tasted but there is just enough acidity and structure from the Sangiovese to keep things from going over the top. The winersquo;s richness and warmth are such that in a blind tasting I mistook the 2007 Tignanello for a wine from Maremma! The dense, muscular fruit follows through to an impeccable finish with no hard edges and impossibly fine, silky tannins. Simply put, the 2007 is a magnificent Tignanello. The 2007 Tignanello is 80% Sangiovese aged in 300-liter French oak barrels (1/3 new), 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, both aged in 100% new 225-liter French oak barriques. Anticipated maturity: 2012ndash;2027.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 127
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 127 on Feb-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/00