Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Legendary Tignanello Worthy Of Cellaring

2007 Antinori Tignanello
A Legendary Tignanello Worthy Of Cellaring
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The 2007 vintage in Tuscany continues to impress us. We recently tasted the “original Super Tuscan” from that much heralded vintage, the Antinori Tignanello, a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. It has superb concentration and depth of flavors that you come to expect from a 2007 Tuscan. What separates it from many other Super Tuscans we have tasted is its amazing structure and balance. This is a Tig that is worthy of putting in the cellar for 5-7 years and possibly longer.

Antonio Galloni of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, awarded the 2007 Tignanello a rating of 95 points and called it magnificent. 95 points is the highest rating Tignanello has ever received from the Wine Advocate. It even outscored the great 1990 and 1997 vintages! He noted that it should drink well within a year and age for another 15 years.

As always, Tignanello is in limited supply, and with our price of just $77.99, and $1 per bottle shipping on orders of six or more, this is bound to move quickly.

Antonio Galloni Wine Advocate 95 Points-- Antinori’s 2007 Tignanello is wonderfully ripe and seductive in its dark cherries, flowers, spices, tobacco, sage, cedar, mint and minerals. This is as opulent a Tignanello as I have ever tasted but there is just enough acidity and structure from the Sangiovese to keep things from going over the top. The wine’s richness and warmth are such that in a blind tasting I mistook the 2007 Tignanello for a wine from Maremma! The dense, muscular fruit follows through to an impeccable finish with no hard edges and impossibly fine, silky tannins. Simply put, the 2007 is a magnificent Tignanello. The 2007 Tignanello is 80% Sangiovese aged in 300-liter French oak barrels (1/3 new), 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, both aged in 100% new 225-liter French oak barriques. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2027.

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