2008 Antinori - Tignanello 750ml

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2008 Antinori - Tignanello

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Wine Advocate | 94

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.

Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 196

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Wine Spectator | 92

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.

Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Author: Bruce Sanderson


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JamesSuckling.com | 93

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.

Drink Dates: 2013+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 95
Author: rnorberto
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/08/2014
Score: 94
Author: 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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Score: 92
Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 01/03/2014

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

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

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Score: 93
Author: 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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More Vintages and Sizes of Antinori - Tignanello:

2011 (1.5L)
2011 (750ml)
2004 (750ml)
1998 (750ml)

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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