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Solaia Antinori Toskana Italien Rot 1988

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"Electrifying aromas and flavors, ranging from black currants and berries to mint and herbs. Full-bodied, with silky tannins; it will last for decades...97." WS 11/93.

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: hfatworld
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4.00 5
11/10/2010

I've always had this bottle in my refrigerator, not really knowing what to do with it as I wasn't sure what it would taste like. I finally got the courage to open it and try it out. Opened in Dec 2010. To the nose it had aromas of honey, slight bit of apricot. The color is a golden brown, similar to a dark honey or medium ale and nice long slow legs and had very tiny bits of sediment floating evenly making it a little bit cloudy. It started out with a nice sweet flavor of apricot, little bit of acidity in the back of the pallet and around the sides of the tongue. When you swirl it in your mouth you definitely get the flavors similar to port with apricots. I had some chocolate and it compliments it well. With chocolate cookies it brought out smoky flavors. The lasting flavor eventually turns a little sour. When the wine warms a bit, the green apple flavors turn up. Very nice desert wine. Don't be afraid to try it. From Wine Spectator: 5 puttonyos- 94 pts and #6 (desert) wine of the year-1998



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"Electrifying aromas and flavors, ranging from black currants and berries to mint and herbs. Full-bodied, with silky tannins; it will last for decades...97." WS 11/93.

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