1999 Antinori - Solaia 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Cabernet Sauvignon, with 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc.Dark blackish crimson. Extremely lush on the nose. If this is Sangiovese, it's exceptional! Then very sweet start and real lift. A sort of Lafite style. Super flattering. Real delicacy plus great ripeness. Very reverberant. Lovely fresh finish. But very little tannin at this stage. Tea leaf, just a hint of green leafiness but not unpleasant. Acidity is a factor - high altitude?

Drink Dates: 2006-2016
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: Leung Ryan
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 03/25/2011

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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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