Country: Italy Region: Tuscany
Varietal: Sangiovese 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Vintage: 2019 Colour: Red Style: Dry
The Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG is a historic wine of the Antinori cellars and since 2011, is produced solely from the grapes of the Tignanello estate. Tenuta Tignanello is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico production zone, nestled between the valleys of the Greve and Pesa rivers. The vineyards consist principally of the native Sangiovese grape alongside non-traditional varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Wine Spectator just scored this 94 points saying "A harmonious red, offering an expression of cherry, blackberry and floral aromas and flavors offset by a vibrant, well-integrated structure. Shows iron, tobacco, smoke and a hint of wild herbs, which weigh in as this evolves on the palate toward a lingering aftertaste. Delivers finesse and energy. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2024 through 2038."
Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded this a Cellar Selection and scored it 92 points saying "This has enticing aromas recalling ripe plum, fragrant blue flower and oak-driven spice. On the smooth, savory palate, supple, fine-grained tannins accompany juicy Marasca cherry, cassis, vanilla and star anise. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2024–2031."
Tasting Note : The Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva is an intense ruby red in colour, the wine’s nose shows ripe red fruit along with sustained sensations of vanilla and spices. The palate is ample and enveloping, balanced and vigorous with soft and silky tannins and the finish and aftertaste and long and persistent.