2004 Antinori - Tignanello 750ml

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WS 95   WA 93   IWC 93   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

(Wine Spectator's #4 Wine of 2007) Arguably the original super Tuscan, this blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc was first produced in 1971. Today as then, proprietor Piero Antinori uses grapes from the 116-acre Tignanello vineyard, part of the Santa Cristina estate in the Chianti Classico region. The long, measured summer of 2004 produced a full, concentrated and velvety wine that matches the quality of the great 1997 and 1988 vintages.

Offers aromas of blackberry, with hints of raisin and lots of spices. Full and velvety, with wonderful concentration and a long, rich finish. Very stylish and exciting. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: James Suckling
Issue: Advance

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

The 2004 Tignanello (85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc) presents a livelier shade of ruby along with fresher aromatics and flavors. Deeply expressive, it reveals black cherries, licorice, tar and sweet toasted oak on a linear, silky-textured frame of great class and elegance, showing outstanding presence on the palate and fine tannins to round out the finish.

Drink Dates: 2009-2019
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 171

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($79; a blend of sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc) Medium dark ruby. Captivating nose redolent of pretty red and black fruits, black pepper and graphite, with complicating suggestions of tobacco and prune. Very fresh and buoyant on entry, with pure flavors of ripe fruit and black pepper, then long and extremely fresh on the back end. Here one can find evidence of all three varieties. Silky tannins, noteworthy definition and impeccable balance make this one of the best young Tignanellos in recent memory.

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue 133

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Jeff
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/21/2010
Sold @ $85 to Norm

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 94
Author: Todd W59
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/31/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Deep, dark red color. Beautiful floral nose with some smokey overtones; also some chocolate and perhaps mint. Rich wine with lots of fruit but also lots of structure. Very good balance in this wine; drinking great now, but probably gets even better over the next few years.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 93
Author: TCarbone
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/30/2012

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 93
Author: Ronn L
Trust Rating: 90
Drink Dates: 2012-2020

Rating: 90
Author: riffmaker
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 01/14/2013

0 of 2 people found this review useful.

Average rating: 94, based on 8 reviews
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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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