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Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Badia a Passignano 2008

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"The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva (100% Sangiovese) from Antinori's Badia a Passignano estate, possesses gorgeous delineation and energy from start to finish. Sweet red cherries, flowers, licorice, tobacco and mint take shape beautifully in the glass. Deceptively medium in body, the 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva possesses marvelous depth for the year and terrific balance. Raspberries, crushed flowers, licorice and spices are layered into an understated finish built mostly on energy. Over the last few years, this has been one of the most improved wines in the Antinori line-up. This is a great showing." *-Wine Advocate (92 Points)**MAGNUM*_*Limited Quantities*_

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Villa Antinori:
Villa Antinori is a prominent wine estate in Tuscany, Italy. Wine has been produced by the Antinori family since they came to Florence in the 14th century. The family estate, Palazzo Antinori, was purchased in Tuscany in 1506, and later that century, banker and merchant Alessandro Antinori began to produce the wines made there commercially. Generations later, in 1928, Marquis Niccolò ... Read more
Villa Antinori is a prominent wine estate in Tuscany, Italy. Wine has been produced by the Antinori family since they came to Florence in the 14th century. The family estate, Palazzo Antinori, was purchased in Tuscany in 1506, and later that century, banker and merchant Alessandro Antinori began to produce the wines made there commercially. Generations later, in 1928, Marquis Niccolò Antinori officially created the Villa Antinori brand, with the intention of producing an elegant Chianti fit for longevity. The wine was soon found in the cellars and on the tables of of some of the most prestigious houses, restaurants and hotels. In 1931, Villa Antinori began producing a white wine from Trebbiano, and in the 1980s, Chardonnay was added to the blend for elegance. In 2001, the estate added the production of Super Tuscans to their growing portfolio. In addition to table wines, Villa Antinori also produces sparkling wines, grappa and olive oil.  Read less

"The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva (100% Sangiovese) from Antinori's Badia a Passignano estate, possesses gorgeous delineation and energy from start to finish. Sweet red cherries, flowers, licorice, tobacco and mint take shape beautifully in the glass. Deceptively medium in body, the 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva possesses marvelous depth for the year and terrific balance. Raspberries, crushed flowers, licorice and spices are layered into an understated finish built mostly on energy. Over the last few years, this has been one of the most improved wines in the Antinori line-up. This is a great showing." *-Wine Advocate (92 Points)**MAGNUM*_*Limited Quantities*_

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