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2016 Antinori Tignanello ToscanaBlend from Italy

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  • 98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 97 Wine Spectator
  • 95-97 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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98

"The 2016 Tignanello is flat out stunning. Dark, dense and resonant, the 2016 is a wonderfully complete wine that will provide readers with decades of pure drinking pleasure. The 2016 is especially dark and brooding, and yet the tannins are incredibly polished to the point of being perceptible. In the glass, the 2016 is complete and regal, perhaps because of the super-classic blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The pedigree of the vintage comes through in the wine's extraordinary balance and total sense of finesse. I don't think there is another wine anywhere in the world made entirely from estate fruit that can match Tignanello for quality, consistency and value within its peer group of top-flight reds."

97 Wine Spectator

"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. From Italy.—B.S."

95-97 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Tasted from barrel, the 2016 Tignanello will be released next year in April. 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.

95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Ruby, rose, clear color. Fresh grapes, red fruit, marble and stone on the nose. Paprika, some cinnamon and fresh cherry on the palate. Light tannins develop structure and complexity. Sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon. Better in 2016."

Product Detail

Item # 107459
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

98 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

97 - Wine Spectator

95-97 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, tobacco, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower