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2008 Antinori - Tignanello 750ml
2008 Antinori - Tignanello

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Italy - Tuscany
Red / Proprietary Blend
2008 Antinori - Tignanello
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Professional Reviews


Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 196

The 2008 Tignanello is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. The 2008 isn't a huge or obvious Tignanello, rather it is a wine that impresses for its sublime elegance and precision. Understated layers of fruit caress the palate like cashmere in this impeccable, soft wine. There is not a hard edge to be found. Black cherries, tobacco, smoke and licorice are some of the notes that come through on the finish. The flavor profile is decidedly on the dark side, but the wine's structure is medium in body and intensity. In 2008 the Tignanello has more energy, focus and length than the Solaia. It is a fabulous achievement! The 2008 Tignanello is 80% Sangiovese aged in 300-liter French oak barrels (1/3rd new), 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, both aged in 100% new 225-liter French oak barriques.

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Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson

A sleek, perfumed red, showing floral, black currant and cherry flavors, with a hint of vanilla. The oak is well-integrated, with a fresh finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

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93 Author: James Suckling

Aromas of dried berries and Christmas cake follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and chewy finish. Beautiful finish. Lots of fruit and pretty oak but in a pretty combination.

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Community Reviews


rnorberto Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 08/15/2014


rjblanton Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 07/16/2014 Drink Dates: 2014-2024

I've been waiting to uncork this for a number of years! I was not disappointed! In the glass, the wine was dark purple. The nose was intense, filled with dark fruit and spice! The tannins were present, but did not dominate the palate. There was plenty of rich fruit! The finish was that of chocolate, mocha, spice, and quite long! Loved it! I'll hold my last bottle of the 2008 for 3-5 more years before I uncork it!

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BORDEAUXLICIOUS Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 01/03/2014

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Victor Trust Rating: 93 Tasted On: 03/30/2013

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NC Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 01/07/2012 Drink Dates: 2012-2024

Really good wine. Easy to drink. Not very full bodied, but terrific. Drink now or save for man years.

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