Antinori Tignanello 2008

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"The 2008 Tignanello is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. The 2008 isn???t a huge or obvious Tignanello, rather it is a wine that impresses for its sublime elegance and precision. Understated layers of fruit caress the palate like cashmere i'

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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: Jerel1957
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4.50 5
05/11/2013

Hold 2014-2024-The 2008 Tignanello is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. The 2008 isn’t a huge or obvious Tignanello, rather it is a wine that impresses for its sublime elegance and precision. Understated layers of fruit caress the palate like cashmere in this impeccable, soft wine. There is not a hard edge to be found. Black cherries, tobacco, smoke and licorice are some of the notes that come through on the finish. The flavor profile is decidedly on the dark side, but the wine’s structure is medium in body and intensity. In 2008 the Tignanello has more energy, focus and length than the Solaia. It is a fabulous achievement! The 2008 Tignanello is 80% Sangiovese aged in 300-liter French oak barrels (1/3rd new), 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, both aged in 100% new 225-liter French oak barriques. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Score: 94. —Antonio Galloni, August 2011.


Snooth User: batgirl017
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4.00 5
06/21/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Antinori Tignanello

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

An intense ruby red with aromas of blackberries and cherries under spirits along with sensation of spice and tobacco from the careful aging in barrel. On the palate the wine is very solid with notes of vanilla and chocolate, supple and soft in its tannins and accompanied by the vibrant acidity which characterizes the Sangiovese grape as a variety. The complexity and length on the finish are excellent.


External Review
10/26/2011

According to Wine Advocate - The 2008 Tignanello is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. The 2008 isn t a huge or obvious Tignanello, rather it is a wine that impresses for its sublime elegance and precision. Understated layers of fruit caress the palate like cashmere in this impeccable, soft wine.


External Review
01/24/2013

The Marchese Antinori Riserva is produced exclusively in better vintages and solely from the finest grapes of the family s proprietary vineyards.


External Review
01/20/2012

A sleek, perfumed red, showing floral, black currant and cherry flavors, with a hint of vanilla. The oak is well-integrated, with a fresh finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2014 through 2024. Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Antinori Tignanello IGT 750ml


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/29/2013

Sehr dunkles Purpurrot; facettenreich duftend; klassische Frucht von Kirschen und Zwetschgen vermischt mit frischen Gewürznoten. Im Gaumen dicht, mit viel Schmelz und fein gewobenen Tanninen beginnend, rotbeerige Mitte und harmonisches, langes Finale. Eine herrliche Riserva mit Finesse und Grandezza.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/29/2013

Sattes Kirschrot; sehr tiefgründig seine Nase; Dörrobst, Edelhölzer, dezente Cassisfrucht und etwas Leder. Im Gaumen gut strukturiert mit samtigen, edlen Tanninen und satter Frucht. Wirkt schön harmonisch und ausladend. Ein echter Charakterwein, geprägt von Eleganz und Stil.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red - 2008 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT Italy Region: Toscane Apellation: Toscane Sangioves blend 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


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