2016 Tenuta Tignanello 'Marchese Antinori' Riserva Chianti Classico Tuscany
Winemaker Notes: The Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva shows an intense ruby red color. On the nose, notes of ripe red fruit fuse with hints of vanilla and spice. The palate is ample, enveloping and balanced, but also deep and savory with supple and silky tannins. A wine of real character, further characterized by a long and persistent finish and aftertaste.
James Suckling - “A layered and very rich Chianti Classico with blackberries, chocolate and hints of coffee. Full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish.”
Wine Enthusiast - "Alluring aromas of cranberry, pomegranate and oak-driven spice shape the nose. The aromas follow through to the elegant, savory palate along with vanilla, star anise and a hint of coconut while bright acidity and supple tannins provide support and finesse. Drink 2021–2028. Cellar Selection"
Wine & Spirits - “This is a plush and velvety Chianti Classico, with ample notes of toasted vanilla and baking spices that cushion the red cherry and plum tones. The wine shows good freshness and acidity, suggesting a few years in the cellar will allow the fruit and oak to further integrate.”
Wine Spectator- “A hefty dose of spicy oak wraps around the black cherry, plum and leather flavors. Muscular and broad, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, tar and spice. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2021 through 2028.”
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Shop By Region: Tuscany, Italy
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