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Antinori Santa Cristina 1999

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Schon das Bouquet bereitet Freude! Die Aromatik überzeugt mit Fülle und Vielschichtigkeit, erinnert an reife Brombeeren, Cassis und weist auf den perfekten Umgang mit dem Barrique hin. Im Gaumen offenbart sich eine stoffige, mächtige Textur, die dank des hohen Merlot-Anteils auch samtige, weiche Aspekte umfasst. Die Fruchtsäure ist perfekt eingebettet, und das Finale ist lange anhaltend. Dieser Bordeaux aus der noch wenig bekannten Weinanbauregion Fronsac von Bertrand Léon, dem Sohn des technischen Direktors von Château MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD, ist eine Entdeckung!

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Marchesi Antinori:
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Pi... Read more
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, who are personally involved in the business. The qualities of tradition, passion and instinct have made Antinori one of the leading Italian producers of fine quality wines. Every vintage, every terroir, every idea is a new beginning, a new quest to raise our quality margins. As Marchese Piero loves to repeat: “ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our spirit of innovation”. As well as the family's traditional heritage of estates in Tuscany and Umbria, investments have been made over time in other areas highly suited to quality wine production, in Italy and abroad, in a quest to promote new terroirs, rich in winegrowing potential. Antinori continually experiment with their vineyards and cellars, with selections of native and international clones, growing methods, vineyard altitudes, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern vinification techniques, types of wood, size and age of barrels, and various bottle-ageing periods. Piero Antinori says: “We have shown over the years that it is possible to produce internationally-acclaimed fine stylish, elegant wines in Tuscany and Umbria while maintaining their original character”. Looking to the future, Antinori explains: “There are many books in our library but they are never enough for us. Our mission is not yet complete: we are driven to express the vast potential of our vineyards and reconcile all that is new and undiscovered with Tuscany's traditional, cultural, agricultural, artistic and literary heritage. These things represent the identity of Antinori, and one of our greatest strengths is that we are in Tuscany – our essential ‘Tuscan-ness', if you will”. Read less
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Member Reviews for Antinori Santa Cristina

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Snooth User: frobowop
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01/01/2008

Currently drinking well. Have enjoyed this wine in 1.5 liter on a few occasions over the past year. A classic wine from one of the better organic bio-d producers in Italy.


External Reviews for Antinori Santa Cristina

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

This wine is at a precocious age, with youthful cherry fruit flavors showing their first hint of violet and vanilla-tinged maturity, and tannins that smooth wonderfully after an hour of breathing. But pair it with Italian sausage and the fruit canrsquo;t restrain itself.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/24/2011

...sumptuous bouquet of licorice, blackberries, mint, and cassis, all presented in a concentrated, medium to full-bodied, dense yet elegant style... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1999 Antinori Solaia IGT 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/09/2011

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.... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1999 Antinori Solaia IGT 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Ripe and fruity, with plenty of dried cherry character. Medium-bodied, with light tannins and a bright finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Light in body, yet with the elegantly structure to last for years, this firm wine offers up woodland mushroom, rose and green pepper scents. Cellar a case, then break out a bottle for salume to check on its evolution.


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Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

94 Points "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." Wine Spectator, Oct 31, 2002, James Suckling



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Schon das Bouquet bereitet Freude! Die Aromatik überzeugt mit Fülle und Vielschichtigkeit, erinnert an reife Brombeeren, Cassis und weist auf den perfekten Umgang mit dem Barrique hin. Im Gaumen offenbart sich eine stoffige, mächtige Textur, die dank des hohen Merlot-Anteils auch samtige, weiche Aspekte umfasst. Die Fruchtsäure ist perfekt eingebettet, und das Finale ist lange anhaltend. Dieser Bordeaux aus der noch wenig bekannten Weinanbauregion Fronsac von Bertrand Léon, dem Sohn des technischen Direktors von Château MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD, ist eine Entdeckung!

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