1997 Antinori - Chianti Classico Riserva 750ml

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1997 Antinori - Chianti Classico Riserva
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International Wine Cellar | 90

Dark garnet with ruby highlights. Spicy oak notes on the nose. Plum fruit along with some light cabernet blackcurrant on the penetrating palate. Savory and elegant in flavor, with lovely ripe fruit; fresh and focused, with considerable finesse. Finishes long and silky.

Author: Daniel Thomases
Issue: Issue 91

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About This Producer


Although the Antinori family has been making wine for over 600 years and is steeped in tradition, they haven't been afraid to modernize production and to take an innovative approach to blending. One result is the world famous Super Tuscan "Tignanello," a blend of Sangiovese (85%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), and Cabernet Franc (5%). Marchesi Piero Antinori is the current proprietor of the estate, and was instrumental in creating Tignanello, propelling the popularity of Super Tuscans worldwide.

Antinori produces wines from the Italian regions of Tuscany and Umbria. In addition to Tignanello, some of Antinori's most well-known wines include Solaia, Guado al Tasso, Campo di Sasso, Badia a Passignano, Pian delle Vigne, and Chianti Classico. Antinori's various estates include 1,400 hectares of vineyards planted in Bolgheri, Montalcino, Orvieto, Montepulciano, and Chianti Classico, as well as the emerging locales Sovana and southern Maremma.

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