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Antinori 'Tignanello' Italy Super-Tuscan Rp 1999

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"The deep ruby/purple-colored 1999 Tignanello exhibits rare elegance married to<br/>considerable flavor intensity as well as power. Normally a blend of 80%<br/>Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in French oak<br/>for 12 months, the 1999 offers up aromas of new saddle leather intertwined with<br/>black cherries, currants, creosote, vanilla, and spice box. Rich and<br/>medium-bodied, with adequate acidity as well as sweet but noticeable tannin, it<br/>is the third consecutive exceptional vintage from this reference winery for<br/>modern, aggressively-styled Tuscan reds." <br/><br/>(Robert Paker - Wine Advocate- Dec 02)

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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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12/11/2013

Awesome, one of my top 10 wines


External Reviews for Antinori 'Tignanello' Italy Super-Tuscan Rp

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/06/2011

Just entering it's plateau of maturity this Tignanello exhibits a classic whiff of barnyard on the nose and offers up a luxurious mouthfeel notes of dark earth adding an edge to the deep berry flavors. The texture is rich and plump with fruit still concealing it's great structure. A wine to decant enjoy today or cellar for an additional 5 years to allow it to reach it's expressive heights.


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Attractive plum, cherry and berry aromas, with a hint of toasted oak. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a lovely, sweet fruit, berry aftertaste. Delicious. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2005.


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

94 Points "The estate's 1999 Tignanello is a wine in which the Sangiovese plays a leading role. Classic notes of tobacco, dried cherries, spices, leather and underbrush all emerge from this sweet, layered offering. This richly textured generous Tignanello has put on significant weight in bottle and shows remarkable overall balance." In The Cellar, #0109 Jan 2009, Antonio Galloni


External Review
02/28/2009

Attractive plum, cherry and berry aromas, with a hint of toasted oak. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a lovely, sweet fruit, berry aftertaste. Delicious. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2005. 27,000 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1999 Antinori, P Tignanello IGT 750ml



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"The deep ruby/purple-colored 1999 Tignanello exhibits rare elegance married to<br/>considerable flavor intensity as well as power. Normally a blend of 80%<br/>Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in French oak<br/>for 12 months, the 1999 offers up aromas of new saddle leather intertwined with<br/>black cherries, currants, creosote, vanilla, and spice box. Rich and<br/>medium-bodied, with adequate acidity as well as sweet but noticeable tannin, it<br/>is the third consecutive exceptional vintage from this reference winery for<br/>modern, aggressively-styled Tuscan reds." <br/><br/>(Robert Paker - Wine Advocate- Dec 02)

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