2016 Antinori, Tignanello

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2016 Antinori, Tignanello

The Most Recognized Super Tuscan
Extremely Limited Quantities!

Antinori's Tignanello is the most recognized Super Tuscan.

From a stunning 2016 vintage, few Tuscan blends can match this classic combination of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

"Wonderful aromas of pine needles, rosemary, fresh mushrooms, bark and dark fruit. Full body. Very tight and tannic backbone. Racy and driven. Undertones of orange peel and wet earth. Great finish. Better after 2021, but exciting to taste now." James Suckling

We expect this wine to sell out rather quickly.

While supplies last.  First come, first served. 

$119.95 per bottle / $1439.40 per case

Summary


WINE ADVOCATE

97 / 100

"This celebrated red blend is of course mostly Sangiovese with about 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. If 2015 is an ideal vintage for Tuscan blended reds made with the great Bordeaux varieties, the 2016 vintage is better suited to Italian grapes such as Sangiovese. This classic vintage of Tignanello has a leg up, albeit slim, over the previous vintage precisely because the protagonist here is Sangiovese. This wine shows a high caliber of fresh primary fruit that is direct and intense. In the mouth, the wine is focused and sharp. Ultimately, the 2016 Tignanello is slightly more streamlined compared to the more fleshy 2015. This adds to the firm elegance you get here."

WINE SPECTATOR

97 / 100

"A big, lush style, this red delivers pure aromas and flavors of black currant, cherry, violet, flint, tobacco and baking spices. This is supple, yet backed by a firm, dense matrix of tannins, so all the components are there, but this needs time to integrate. Lovely sweet, ripe finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2040."


Product Details


Producer: Antinori

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Cabernet Blend

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W00299-2-1-1