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Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana

Wine Description

Grappa Tignanello is obtained from the distillation of the marc from the Sangiovese and Cabernet grapes growing in the Tignanello vineyard which is situated on the Antinori estate 'Tignanello' in the heart of Chianti Classico. As soon as the marc has fermented, it is drawn off from the tanks and pressed, and immediately taken to the distillery. This procedure guarantees that distillation is carried out using the best quality marc possible - rich is alcohol and more importantly with good aromatic characteristics.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2013 Vintage) Aromas of graphite, smoke and tobacco introduce the cherry flavor in this expressive, focused red. Firm tannins and lively acidity balance the fruit and purity, while herbal, spice and mineral elements all gather steam as this plays out on the long finish.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2015
  • Wine Spectator
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2011
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 91, July/August 2000 Very full ruby-garnet, dark and deep. Ample in aroma, with sweet cassis fruit, light accents of sage and rosemary, chocolate and roasted coffee from the oak, and some alcoholic warmth. Dense, round and velvety on the palate, with expanding flavors. Finishes with important tannic strength and impressive weight and force. The fusion of the sangiovese and cabernet components of this wine is m...
  • Robert Parker
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 127