|Grapes||Sangiovese, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc|
This single vineyard wine is widely heralded as the grandfather of all Supertuscans, breaking the mould for production in the Chianti region with numerous 'firsts'. It was the first Sangiovese wine to be aged in small oak barrels, the first modern red wine to use the Bordeaux variteties in the blend, and among the first red wines from the Chianti Classico area to be produced without any white grapes at all. This is always hugely impressive and comes at a remarkably fare price, for such a great wine with such perfect pedigree.
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This is amazing on the nose with blackberry, black truffle, dried cherry and hints of tobacco. So complex on the nose. Almost no need to taste it. Full body, soft and velvety tannins, and a persistent, fabulous finish. The mouthfeel is magic. 80% sangiovese and 20% cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.
97/100 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com
Marchesi Antinori: Full Wine List and Profile
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout their long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. They are also considered producers of 'Super Tuscan' wines. Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia. Tenuta Tignanello, with its famous Tignanello and Solaia vineyards, is situated between the Greve and Pesa valleys in the heart of Chianti Classico exactly between the little villages of Monteridolfi and Santa Maria a Macerata, 30km south of Florence.
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