Antinori Chianti Classico Peppoli 2006
The Antinori family have been producing wine in Tuscany for six centuries, and exporting it for four. The purchase of the Tignanello estate in 1900 marked the beginning of a remarkable period of expansion which shows no signs of abating. Through judicious acquisition of vineyards and an uncanny knack for developing iconic wines, Antinori has become Tuscany’s - arguably Italy’s - pre-eminent wine producer, with an important presence in Piedmont, Lombardy, Umbria and Puglia as well as their Tuscan heartland. Grapes for this wine were carefully selected from the Pèppoli estate in Chianti Classico. The vineyards are planted in a valley on mineral-rich soil, ideal for the cultivation of Sangiovese. 2006 was a very favourable year weather-wise with good production levels in terms of both quantity and quality. The resulting wine has intense red fruit aromas, especially of redcurrants and raspberries. These are offset by delicate notes of vanilla and coffee. It is pleasantly lingering with a soft, smooth mouthfeel.
Light nose, predominantly cherry focussed. Medium body with great support from the tannins and acidity, and powerful but not overpowering fruit. A great expression of the sanviogese grape, especially grown under the Tuscan sun. Lovely.
I just tasted this wine on the recommendation of some local wine journalists. I would say that, contrary to one of the reviews, this is a very well balanced, typically vinous, medicinal, and meaty specimen. Given the superb vintage, it is just a bit too skinny mid-palate, but one must remember the excellent price! Very Chianti-shire, as the late Sir John Gielgud might say.
Wonderfully rich, deep flavors and fuller bodied for a Chianti. Ripe blackberry and raspberry with pronounced floral and mineral notes. Has a meaty character to it. Silky texture and loads of flavor. Nice rounded finish of polished tannins, red and black fruit. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 6/26/10
Very fragrant! Nose of dark chocolate and some cherry. Big and chewy on the palate.
This 2006 Tuscan Sangiovese Chianti has a deep red hue and a mid to tight rim variation. Bold fruity notes of red currants and raspberries with a slight hint of vanilia and coffee/cocca and mid acidity. The time for this wine is now to 2014. Best served chilled to 56 degrees, double decanted and served with a good Italian sausage and puttanesca sauce over pasta.
decent fruit and good length but not great value at the price
Good Chianti, nice with garlic snails.
External Reviews for Antinori Chianti Classico Peppoli
The 2002 Chianti Classico Peppoli is the only regular Chianti Classico bottling which remains in the Antinori lineup and it is a professional effort in a trying vintage, an attractive expression of brambly berry fruit, tar, and herbs, energetic, continuous and crisp on the finish.
This Italian red is very easy going and approachable while young. Supple black fruits and decadent peppery spice play well together in this elegant and fruit filled Chianti. Enjoy alongside tomato based dishes or, if feeling adventurous, try braised rabbit.
A perfectly solid, well-made Chianti in every sense. The nose is spicy, with hints of wood smoke, barbecue sauce, cedar and coconut. The palate delivers requisite berry, plum, cherry and tea in a fine wrapping, while the finish is harmonious, with bits of espresso and chocolate.
The dark ruby-colored 1998 exhibits a smoky, cherry, earthy, leather-scented nose, excellent fruit purity, and fine elegance as well as focus. It is best drunk over the next 5ndash;6 years.
The dark ruby-colored 1998 exhibits a smoky, cherry, earthy, leather-scented nose, excellent fruit purity, and fine elegance as well as focus. It is best drunk over the next 5-6 years.
A ripe, fruity red, with black currant, damson and hints of coconut and chocolate. Very powerful, with a silky medium body and a fruity, chocolate-coated finish. Needs time. Best after 2007.
Delivers ripe blackberry and raspberry, with pronounced floral and mineral notes. Almost meaty in character. Medium- to full-bodied, with a silky texture and lots of flavor. Finishes long, with an almost exotic twist in the end. Lots to enjoy. Drink now. 50,000 cases made. -JS