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Marchesi Antinori Tignanello 2011


Tignanello was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first contemporary red wine blended with untraditional varieties (specifically Cabernet) and one of the first red wines in the Chianti Classico region that didn’t use white grapes. Tignanello is a milestone. It’s produced with a selection of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The iconic estate runs right through the heart of Chianti Classico.

The 2011 vintage was one where the Sangiovese really shined and thus has made it one of the more soft, elegant bottlings that I can recall. The Sangiovese fruit was super beautiful and powerful in the 2011 vintage – so much so that the blend ended up being 80% Sangiovese, with Cabernet Sauvignon accounting for 15% and the last 5% coming from Cabernet Franc. It’s an age-worthy beauty that is still a few years away from really hitting its absolute prime- though as of a week ago when I tasted it, it’s drinking absolutely phenomenally already.

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95 Points, Vinous
Kirsch, rose petal, pomegranate, exotic spices and mint are woven together in a fabric of notable class in the 2011 Tignanello. An exotic wine that captures the essence of the year, the 2011 is endowed with magnificent complexity, nuance and class. The silky, polished finish makes the 2011 incredibly appealing today, but the wines from this site have always aged very well. The 2011 is going to need time to shed some of its baby fat, but it will always remain extroverted and racy to the core. I can’t wait to see how the 2011 ages.

95 Points, James Suckling
Ruby, rose, clear color. Fresh grapes, red fruit, marble and stone on the nose. Paprika, some cinnamon and fresh cherry on the palate. Light tannins develop structure and complexity.

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