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1997 Antinori - Tignanello Proprietary Blend - Italy - Tuscany - Red

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Italy - Tuscany

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

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,... More »

WA 94
WS 94
JR 17.5
IWC 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2015 WA: 2015-2025 WS: 2007-2007
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 91

Very full ruby-garnet, dark and deep. Ample in aroma, with sweet cassis fruit, light accents of sage and rosemary, chocolate and roasted coffee from the oak, and some alcoholic warmth. Dense, round and velvety on the palate, with expanding flavors. Finishes with important tannic strength and impressive weight and force. The fusion of the sangiovese and cabernet components of this wine is more accomplished than in past vintages.

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JR 17.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2005-2012

Dark crimson almost right out to rim. Well mannered blend on the nose. Attractive, well mannered, more international style than either of the wines above ? it would make a good introduction to Sangiovese. Slight bitterness on the finish. Not especially long or intense but very well made.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 221
Drink Dates 2015-2025

During the recorking ceremony for the 1971 Tignanello, I had the opportunity to taste four editions of the wine spanning the four decades of its production. The 1997 Tignanello was by far the most enjoyable of these wines. It is experiencing a perfect moment in its drinking window. Looking through The Wine Advocate archive, I see the suggestion of brett in a past review. I found absolutely no imperfections in this wine. Instead, the bouquet is generous and opulent with dark berry, spice, licorice and leather. Much of the Tignanello vineyards were replanted in the 1990s so I expect that the fruit came from younger vines. The finish is silky and long in persistency.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2007-2007

Dark ruby-garnet, with aromas of meat, berry and freshly picked roses. Full-bodied, with very soft tannins and beautiful currant and blackberry character. Long, silky and caressing. Sangiovese and Cabernet

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.997%
Tasted On 11/22/2015

Fruit is dying out with nice cedar, tobacco notes. Agree it is past prime

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Author Oenodoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.413%
Tasted On 11/11/2015
Drink Dates

I have loved this wine over the years but time to drink up as I suspect it has peaked and may be on a downward descent. Put this up against an 04 Ornellai and the latter one hands down in the collective opinion of our tasting group. Some thought this bottle might have been corked, I wasn't sure. Still a nice pour but fruit is fading and a tad astringent. I have 4 more bottles and hope this was an anomaly as this was a great wine from a great vintage.

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Author wineme.310
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.763%
Tasted On 08/08/2015
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Author Derek M187
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Tasted On 12/25/2011
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Author Adriel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.703%
Tasted On 12/30/2011
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Author tiberite
Site / Blog mac_h Trust Rating 94.816%
Tasted On 09/05/2010

approaching the end of the road, classic ital wine, just wish i would have drank 3 yrs ago...

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Author Walter Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.993%
Tasted On 11/03/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2015

Cab nose -black fruit. Angular on the palate-Sangiovese is prominent on the finish. Deep ruby color. No signs of age.

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Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.81%
Tasted On 05/15/2009

Nearing its peak, tannins almost fully absorbed by the fruit; currants and violets, with cabernet dominating; finish is smooth and long

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Author Carlo L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80%
Tasted On 01/10/2009

Very smooth mouth feel with fully integrated tannins, plums and cherries on the front, earth and licorice on the midpalate with a nice finish.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 91.304%
Tasted On 07/07/2008
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Author Robert P364
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 75.758%
Tasted On 04/02/2007

Very good wine -better than i though it would be drinking well now

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