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2004 Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

  • 91 WA
  • 89 WS
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SKU: 47700-2004-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Antinori's flagship Chianti, the 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva Marchesi Antinori, reveals greater depth, vibrancy and freshness. Ripe black cherries, new leather, menthol, smoke and wild herbs flow from this sweet, layered Chianti. The wine is approachable today, but also has the tannic backbone and stuffing to insure another decade or so of very fine drinking. It spent 14 months in small French oak barrels prior to being bottled.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Earthy aromas soon blow off to reveal a dense core of crushed black fruit, with hints of bitter herbs and clay. Full- to medium-bodied, with fine, fruit-coated tannins and a medium finish. Offers mature and fascinating Sangiovese character.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating:

    A solid and delicious chianti. Went great with our spaghetti meal with friends.
    Author: Todd7
  • Self | Rating: 94

    supremely well balanced. almost full bodied, plenty of fruit and smooth tannic, toasty, oaky notes. wonderful with food but smooth enough to enjoy alone.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: dozman3
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 73 bottles owned
  • 27 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 27 collectors)