1990 Antinori - Solaia 750ml

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WS 95   WA 94   Collector 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

This is all in harmony. Aromas of mint, berry and currants. Full-bodied, with very fine tannins and a long claretlike finish. The Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend really comes out now. Will age well for many years to come.--1990 Tuscany retrospective. Drink now. 5,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2000+
Author: James Suckling

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The 1990 Solaia is slightly more concentrated than the 1990 Tignanello, with a saturated purple color, and a classic, international nose of cassis, lead pencil, vanillin, and smoke. It is gorgeously rich, with a fat, unctuous texture, and a long, highly extracted finish. Well-balanced and already delicious, it remains unevolved and is potentially a 12-20 year wine. In the context of recent Solaias, I would rate it a worthy competitor to the other-worldly 1985. It is certainly much more opulent, with sweeter, jammier, richer fruit than the 1988 (most recently rated 88 points).

Drink Dates: 1994-2014
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 95

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: Thanos
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/08/2014
Drink Dates: 2015-2020
Dark red, tight. Immense aromas, dark berries, long, leather... Will improve with a few more years.

Rating: 92
Author: Ricknat1
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/17/2009
Drink Dates: 2013+
Still very tannic and young at 20. 90 minutes was not enough time to aerate so hard for me to judge. Got cedar, pine nuts and liqueur behind the tannins. 90-94

Average rating: 91, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

432 bottles owned by 150 collectors.

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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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