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Antinori Tignanello - Tuscany

2016 Antinori Tignanello - Tuscany

Vintage: 2016 | Type: Reds | Producer: Antinori
Region: Italy
Blend: (85%) Sangiovese, (10%) Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) Cabernet Franc
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

98 POINTS
James Suckling.com
96 POINTS
The Wine Advocate

$198.00: as part of any six
$220.00: single bottle
$1,188.00: per case of 6

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The 2015 Tignanello is a very intense ruby red in colour. On the nose, the notes of ripe red fruit, together with cassis and blackberries, are in perfect balance with the hints of chocolate and liquorice. The palate is rich, ample, and vibrant and is endowed with lively and silky tannins which give a great complexity and an important length to the finish and aftertaste.

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Our notes

2015 is widely regarded as brilliant, offering wines of class and bred at affordable prices, especially compared to Bordeaux. The best examples such as the 2015 Tignanello will cellar gracefully for 30+ years. 2015 offers wine lovers an opportunity to stock the cellar and discover the beauty of aged Sangiovese. 

Reviews


98 POINTS
James Suckling.com
Fantastic aromas of dark berries, sandalwood and Spanish cedar that are ever so deep. Full body, an incredible spin of polished tannins and bright acidity. Incredible depth. Like looking over the edge of a skyscraper. Powerful and structured. A great Tignanello. A little more sangiovese than usual. Best since the legendary 1997.

James Suckling


96 POINTS
The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Tignanello is a wine that opens, like a fully blossomed rose, right in front of you. This vintage is immediately accessible, generous and opulent. The wine will surely flesh out and gain focus with more bottle age, but one of the best qualities of this vintage is just how beautiful the wine tastes straight out of the gate. The fruit is beautifully ripe with fresh blackberry and cherry nuances, spice, leather, sweet tobacco and smoke. Up until this vintage, the various blending component

Monica Larner


Producers notes

History: Tignanello is produced exclusively from the vineyard of the same name, a parcel of some 120 acres (47 hectares) with limestone-rich soils and a southwestern exposure at 1150-1325 feet (350-400 meters) above sea level at the Tignanello estate.

It was the first Sangiovese wine to be aged in small oak barrels, the first modern rd wine to use such non-traditional varieties as Cabernet in the blend, and among the first red wines from the Chianti Classico area to be produced without white grapes. The wine, originally called "Chianti Classico Riserva vigneto Tignanello" (a Chianti Classico Riserva from the Tignanello vineyard), was produced for the first time from a single vineyard parcel in 1970, when the blend contained 20% of Canaiolo and 5% of Trebbiano and Malvasia, both white grapes,and the wine aged in small oak barrels.

In 1971 it became a Tuscan white table wine rather than a Chianti Classico, and was called Tignanello; in the 1975 vintage when the white grapes were totally eliminated from the blend. Ever since 1982, the blend has been the one currently used. Tignanello is bottled only in favorable vintages, and was not produced in 1972, 1973,1974, 1976, 1984, 1992, and 2002.

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