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Antinori Marchese Riserva 2006
92 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): ...positively sparkles on the palate. Dark wild cherries, minerals, graphite, violets and spices are just some of the nuances that flow effortlessly... The French oak contributes an additional measure of volume and ampleness I doubt the wine truly needs given the superlative quality of the fruit in 2006. A rich fabric of minerals reappears to frame the intense, deeply satisfying finish... The 2006 is one of the finest vintages I can remember tasting. (Oct 2010)
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This was a fantastically dark, deep red wine with vanilla and camp fire notes from the prominent oak as well as a touch of earth. Very well balanced, extremely dense mouth feel.
Nose of oakey black fruits and berry. Lovely. Well balanced and integrated flavors.
Antinori Tignanello 2006 - PASS - £70 The wine sits intense, deep ruby red in the glass. Cherry, Spice, Herb and hints of oak on the nose combine for an initially stunted but eventual punchy and rich aroma. Great density of flavour and richness on the palate, firm tannic structure and solid acidity; this wine is in balance. Vibrant and fruit forward through the palate with a clean and satisfying finish. Very good wine, but not extra special or "super". 92 Points <A HREF="http://wine90.blogspot.com/2011/05/antinori-tignanello-2006.html">Tignanello 2006</A>
De Marchese is samengesteld van een blend van 90% Sangiovese, bijna 10% Cabernet Sauvignon en het restant wordt opgevuld door Merlot en Syrah. De wijn wordt voor 14 maanden gerijpt in Franse eikenhouten vaten. Daarna moet de wijn nog 12 maanden op fles wachten voordat hij het wijndomein mag verlaten. Maar tot zo ver het technische verhaal. Waarom is deze wijn lekker? Want lekker is hij zeker! De intense geur van deze wijn heeft tonen van bosbessen, braam, vooral donker fruit en munt. Daarnaast heeft de wijn een duidelijke aardse toon, waarneembare houtlagering en mooie kruidigheid. Er is werkelijk van alles waar te nemen. De smaak van de wijn is rijk, zwoel en intens. De kruidigheid komt ook in de mond mooi tot uiting. De balans is super en de afdronk lang en zeer intens! 91/100 Supersnobs.nl
Harmonious bouquet of red berries, sweet spices and violets. Charming to full body in the mouth, ending on a pleasent smoky finish.
Very good wine. Not very strong. Good for pre and during meals.
External Reviews for Antinori Marchese Riserva
Ah, Tignanello, the father of all super Tuscans. A tried and true favorite, it is a Sangiovese-based wine cut with a small component of Cabernet for rich aromas of red fruit and spice. It is elegant, harmonious and long-lasting on the finish; drink after 2012.
A velvety and caressing red, with tobacco, berry and cherry character. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, delicious aftertaste. Best after 2002.
The 2006 Tignanello is especially opulent in this vintage. Masses of dark red fruit, scorched earth and sweet oak emerge as this richly-textured Tignanello flows from the glass. The wine possesses superb density; all it needs is another few years to come together. Today it is remarkably vibrant and primary. Tignanello is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2014andndash;2024.
There are 30,000 cases of this well-known Tuscan proprietary red made from a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. The 1998 offers a classic bouquet of berry fruit, new saddle leather, underbrush, earth, and toast from its new barrique aging. Medium to full-bodied, with more tannin than the plusher, more opulent 1997, good delineation, and a firm, classic style, it requires 2ndash;3 years of cellaring, and should drink well for 15ndash;16.
Bright, medium ruby-red. Musky black fruits, cedar, graphite and minerals on the cabernet-dominated nose. Broad and lush in the mouth, conveying a full-bodied, weighty impression but also plenty of energy to the flavors of blackcurrant, tobacco and cedar. Finishes very long and smooth, with extremely fine-grained tannins. Though this is a very refined and highly successful version of Tignanello, I found it to be a bit more international and soft in style than the 2006 and 2004 versions, which I like better.
Antinorirsquo;s 2007 Tignanello is wonderfully ripe and seductive in its dark cherries, flowers, spices, tobacco, sage, cedar, mint and minerals. This is as opulent a Tignanello as I have ever tasted but there is just enough acidity and structure from the Sangiovese to keep things from going over the top. The winersquo;s richness and warmth are such that in a blind tasting I mistook the 2007 Tignanello for a wine from Maremma! The dense, muscular fruit follows through to an impeccable finish with no hard edges and impossibly fine, silky tannins. Simply put, the 2007 is a magnificent Tignanello. The 2007 Tignanello is 80% Sangiovese aged in 300-liter French oak barrels (1/3 new), 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, both aged in 100% new 225-liter French oak barriques. Anticipated maturity: 2012ndash;2027.
Antinori's signature blend of sangiovese with cabernet sauvignon is clearly touched by the vintage character of 2003, both superripe and a little green. The earthiness ties it to Tuscany, the smoky red tomato flavors suited to osso buco or other braised meats.