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Antinori Solaia Toscana 2009


Between Solaia and Tignanello, it’s hard to argue that Marchesi Antinori is the Super Tuscan king. They were the originators, and now all these decades later, they’re still making some of the very best wines in all of Italy, and the world.

The vineyard holdings that the family have date back centuries and they are unquestionably the greatest collection of vineyards in Italy. Solaia Vineyard is located in the sunniest part of Tignanello’s hillsides, and feature the very best grapes from the very best plots of the vineyard. Combining Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese seamlessly, this is one of the prettiest wines made anywhere. In the 2009 vintage, it’s utterly delicious.

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97 Points (Cellar Selection), Wine Enthusiast
Like its sunshine-inspired name suggests, Solaia is an opulent and generous achievement that represents the highest pedigree in Italian wine. The intensity is mind-blowing and the wine peels back slowly to reveal thick layers of blackberry, chocolate fudge, spice and general fruit decadence. The mouthfeel is super smooth yet powerful, delivered in the most elegant fashion.

96+ Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2009 Solaia is one of the clear standouts of the vintage. Freshly cut flowers, raspberries, spices, mint and licorice burst from the glass as this fabulous, viscerally thrilling wine shows off its pure class. Today the oak is a bit prominent, but that won’t be an issue by the time the wine is ready to drink. In one of my blind tastings, the 2009 Solaia was flat-out great. There is no shortage of pedigree here. The 2009 has calmed down a little from its youth, when it was a much more exuberant wine, and has now begun to close down in bottle. Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc from a single parcel within the Antinori family’s Tignanello vineyard.

96+ Points, Vinous
The 2009 Antinori Solaia is similar to the 2007 in its volume and richness, but it is less extroverted. This is another gorgeous Solaia that will drink well pretty much during its entire life. The warm year yielded a racy Solaia with no hard edges and fabulous overall balance.