Antinori Solaia 2004

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The Antinori family have been producing wine in Tuscany for six centuries, and exporting it for four. The purchase of...

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White Plains, NY (2,500 mi)
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"The sunny one." A typical SuperTuscan that is still iin its infancy. Marked with intense ripe cassis, black currant and mint, dense tannins and we... Read more

Wine Advocate ReviewThe thrilling 2004 Solaia (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc) is clearly one of the highlights of th... Read more

Sehr dunkles purpurrot. Intensiv fruchtig und komplex bereits die Nase, Cassis, Mocca, Kirschen und nobles Holz. Im Mund kräftig, mit sehr schön au... Read more

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/06/2011

"The sunny one." A typical SuperTuscan that is still iin its infancy. Marked with intense ripe cassis, black currant and mint, dense tannins and well sustained acidity. Antinori's modern outlook was historically significant. Aerate or decant before serving.


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01/18/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe thrilling 2004 Solaia (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc) is clearly one of the highlights of this great vintage. Endowed with massive amounts of concentration as well as structure, it is a big, powerful Solaia that does not sacrifice elegance or balance in its full-bodied personality. Packed with the essence of blackberries, chocolate, tar, smoke, cassis and menthol, this layered beauty exhibits great length and a persistent, warmly alcoholic finish. It has been stunning on the three occasions I have had it so far and is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2011 - 2024.


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09/13/2013

Sehr dunkles purpurrot. Intensiv fruchtig und komplex bereits die Nase, Cassis, Mocca, Kirschen und nobles Holz. Im Mund kräftig, mit sehr schön ausgewogener Struktur, sanften Tanninen und nachhaltigem Finale. Solaia zeigt den unverwechselbaren Charakter der Rebsorten, gleichzeitig aber seine starke toskanische Identität.


External Review
04/22/2010

SSehr dunkles purpurrot. Intensiv fruchtig und komplex bereits die Nase, Cassis, Mocca, Kirschen und nobles Holz. Im Mund kräftig, mit sehr schön ausgewogener Struktur, sanften Tanninen und nachhaltigem Finale. Solaia zeigt den unverwechselbaren Charakter der Rebsorten, gleichzeitig aber seine starke toskanische Identität.


Winemaker's Notes:

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. Solaia, which means the ‘sunny one’ in Italian, is the name of a ten hectare southwest-facing vineyard within the Tignanello estate, planted 351-396 metres above sea-level on stony calcareous soil of marl and friable albarese rock. This is famous wine - the world over. The 2004 scores 96 points at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate with the comment: "The 2004 Solaia is breathtaking, as it so often is. Soaring aromatics lead to a sweet, layered expression of dark fruit. The wine possesses super clarity and precision with a gorgeous inner tension that carries all the way through to the long finish. The tannins remain incredibly finessed and silky. This is a more restrained, elegant style than the full-throttle 2001. 2004 is the first vintage in which the component wines were aged separately, rather than together, as had been the custom in previous vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024."

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. Solaia, which means the ‘sunny one’ in Italian, is the name of a ten hectare southwest-facing vineyard within the Tignanello estate, planted 351-396 metres above sea-level on stony calcareous soil of marl and friable albarese rock. This is famous wine - the world over. The 2004 scores 96 points at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate with the comment: "The 2004 Solaia is breathtaking, as it so often is. Soaring aromatics lead to a sweet, layered expression of dark fruit. The wine possesses super clarity and precision with a gorgeous inner tension that carries all the way through to the long finish. The tannins remain incredibly finessed and silky. This is a more restrained, elegant style than the full-throttle 2001. 2004 is the first vintage in which the component wines were aged separately, rather than together, as had been the custom in previous vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024."

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