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Antinori Tignanello 1991

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Antinori - 1991 Tignanello Toscana IGT Tasted on 6.10.2007. 13.0%. No information on exact blend. With air to ward off the slight cork taint, aromas of black currants, earth, and some ‘prunes’. Light to medium-bodied, soft, some black berries with a short finish. An experience to taste an aged Tignanello, especially considering 1991 was a tough year for the entire region. Drink now. For more of our reviews and wine-related discussions, please visit www.winekakis.com.

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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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Snooth User: WineKakis
340299
1.50 5
11/06/2007

Antinori - 1991 Tignanello Toscana IGT Tasted on 6.10.2007. 13.0%. No information on exact blend. With air to ward off the slight cork taint, aromas of black currants, earth, and some ‘prunes’. Light to medium-bodied, soft, some black berries with a short finish. An experience to taste an aged Tignanello, especially considering 1991 was a tough year for the entire region. Drink now. For more of our reviews and wine-related discussions, please visit www.winekakis.com.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,456
3.00 5
10/16/2010

On the nose I found ginger and spice with tart black fruit and a hint of charcoal and vanilla. The palate was structured and a bit restrained, with blackberry and tar. The finish was rich and long.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,456
3.00 5
02/26/2010

The nose showed cherry and potpourri with a hint of mold that we thought might have been cork (Same tasting as Dougsmith) but seemed to work with the wine on this night. The palate was soft and fully resolved, possibly a year or two past prime with sour raspberry and dried herbs. An enjoyable glass of aged sangiovese even with it's slight flaw.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/14/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1991 Antinori, P Tignanello IGT 750ml




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