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Antinori Tignanello Ita 2008

Member Review by Jerel1957:

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.

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Tignanello:
  Tignanello is the “Super Tuscan” label produced by celebrated Italian wine producer Antinori. The Antinori family has produced wine in Tuscany for well over 600 years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. The winery has managed to stay in the family over the centuries, now under the direction of Marchese Piero Antinori, with ... Read more
  Tignanello is the “Super Tuscan” label produced by celebrated Italian wine producer Antinori. The Antinori family has produced wine in Tuscany for well over 600 years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. The winery has managed to stay in the family over the centuries, now under the direction of Marchese Piero Antinori, with help from his daughters Albiera, Allegra and Alessia.    Tignanello has been produced since the early 1970s in the vineyard of the same name, and is credited with being among the very first Super Tuscans. It is a blend of primarily Sangiovese with smaller percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This makes it closer to a traditional Tuscan wine, the inverse of most Super Tuscans which balance more heavily on the Bordeaux grapes. It was one of the first wines in the region to be aged in small oak barrels to impart richer flavors.  Read less

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Snooth User: Jerel1957
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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.


External Reviews for Antinori Tignanello Ita

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/02/2012

80% sangiovese, 15% cabernet sauvignon, with 5% cabernet franc. Textbook Sangiovese aromas of dried morello cherry, sandalwood, wood smoke, and incense. Kirsch, red plum, black olive, and licorice coat the palate. Hints of new French oak, firm struct... Neil Mechanic. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Antinori Tignanello IGT 750ml


External Review
12/02/2011

Tignanello is the first and most consistent of the great Super Tuscans. Of course Antinori is the world famous producer of Tuscan wines, their history going back literally centuries and their vineyard holding unrivaled. The Wine Advocate scored this latest release 94 points saying "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."


External Review
03/27/2012

Antinori's Tignanello is the benchmark for Super-Tuscan Reds, and the 2008 shows all the hallmark characteristics that we expect from these wines. Considering the price point relative to it's brothers... this is a heck of a deal.


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
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/11/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Antinori Tignanello IGT 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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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04/06/2015

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


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