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3 Bott. Santa Cristina Delle Maestrelle IGT Antinori 2006

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Santa Cristina:
Santa Cristina is a popular brand offshoot of Antinori wines, produced in the town of Cortona, in Tuscany, Italy. The wine has been produced in the area (the location of the estate changed in 2006) since 1946. The wines are produced using traditional grapes and styles of red, white and rosé as well as Super Tuscan blends using international grapes. The estate also produces fortified dessert wine, grappa and olive oil. 

Member Reviews for 3 Bott. Santa Cristina Delle Maestrelle IGT Antinori

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Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
3.00 5
12/10/2008

Soft red wine, not too dry or too tannic. Good for a non-red wine drinker. I would buy and enjoy again.


Snooth User: nventure
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3.00 5
05/04/2012

3.25


Snooth User: winehound69
40885602
3.50 5
02/13/2011

Very nice wine with plenty of berry on the nose. with a smooth finish. Tastes of berry and vanilla as it goes down. Nice medium bodied wine. Great for pasta or something like herb chicken or pork loin. Paired nicely with the stuffed pasta shells for dinner. If you can get it for under 15.00 its a nice buy.


Snooth User: Onin24eagle
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3.50 5
05/09/2012

Nice garnet color. Herbal notes and a little earthiness on the nose. Some tart cherry (just a hint) and raspberry overtones on the palate. Tannins have some grip but do not steal the show. I also pick up herbal notes on the finish, sage and rosemary. Not a long finish but hangs on just long enough for you to appreciate it. Overall well balanced. I've had some good Antinori wines and some great Antinori wines, but I've never tasted a bad Antinori wine. This one is good.


Snooth User: sfquixote
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3.00 5
03/03/2009

A classic Toscana sangiovese with a twist....the winery has added a dash (10%) of merlot, which gives the wine a slightly heftier body.


Snooth User: cyril
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3.50 5
05/22/2011

The color is fresh and reminiscent of a young Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is sharp and elegant supported by a nice acidity. Then come heavier notes of wood, leather and smoke thicken the whole. On the palate, the attack is straightforward. We find the acidity of the nose. Oak aging is soft and unobtrusive. It has good length and back is very interesting. Maturity: Drink now Reviews of maturity: Request a little time to open after the opening today. One senses the acidity and tannin structure that could make it last several more years.


0.00 5
02/19/2011

You have to give Antinori some credit, it's not often you find a mass producer who is still able to produce an above average quality ... but to call it spectacular? no, there are plenty of other wines from all regions, including Tuscany, that offer much more excitement.


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External Reviews for 3 Bott. Santa Cristina Delle Maestrelle IGT Antinori

External Review
01/15/2009

Ruby red in colour; on the nose, intense bouquet of mature fruits; on the palate well structured, harmonious, soft and very pleasing.


External Review
08/06/2008

This Sangiovese/Merlot blend is a supple, plush wine.


External Review
05/18/2011

Perhaps the greatest Solaia yet made, it rivals the outstanding 1985 the sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored 1997 exhibits a complex nose of cedar, cigar box, cassis, and subtle oak and reveals extraordinary concentration, a thick, viscous texture, yet no sense of heaviness or ponderousness. It is a thrilling Solaia to consume of the next two decades. If a first-growth Pauillac were made in Tuscany, this would be it!


External Review
05/18/2011

Dark in color, with intense aromas of blackberries and fresh herbs, such as basil, with a hint of eucalyptus. Full-bodied, with extremely well-polished tannins and a long, long finish. A tight and racy young wine that needs time to come into its own. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. Best after 2005.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese (with a small touch of Cabernet Franc), Solaia’s winning card is texture. The wine is soft, velvety and penetrating in the mouth with succulent flavors of blackberry, creamy cassis berry, chocolate and tobacco. Thick extraction and quality fruit craft a memorable wine that will last many long and happy years in your cellar.


External Review
02/24/2010

Antinori Santa Cristina Toscana IGT 2006: empf. Trinktemperatur 12-16°C, Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ToskanaWeingut: AntinoriRebsorte: 10% Merlot 90% SangioveseRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 12,5 % Rotwein


External Review
05/18/2011

Always a voluptuous and rounded red. Gorgeous blackberry, black currant and lead pencil aromas. Full-bodied, with well integrated, soft tannins. Long, fruity aftertaste. Best after 2000.


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<p>Made by one of the biggest wine companies in Italy that had its origins in 1385, this wine stands up to its name as &ldquo;Super-Tuscan&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s an intense ruby red with aromas of red berries and oak. A very well-balanced flavor with cassis, cherry, and a hint of chocolate, which combine for a silky, rich finish.</p>


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