ANTINORI Tignanello 2017 HALF (los)
Red Still Wine | Italy | Tuscany | IGT Toscana | 37.5cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Sub-Region: IGT Toscana
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
THE WINE ADVOCATE Rating: 96 - Drink Date: 2021 - 2040 - The Marchesi Antinori 2017 Tignanello (made with Sangiovese and smaller parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) is a dark, exuberant and inviting wine. I tasted my sample after a double decanting and was pleased by the profound nature of the wine and the immediate openness of the aromas. There is a symphony of dark fruit with black cherry, plum, spice and sweet tobacco. I am particularly attracted by a distant hint of medicinal or menthol herb that I also discovered in other wines with fruit from the Tignanello estate in 2017. There's a drying mineral note of crushed chalk as well. The heat and dryness of the vintage has added to the aromatic intensity of the wine (yields were reduced by a third), but the mouthfeel is carefully crafted to maintain its softness and smoothness." Monica Larner (06/20).