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Solaia Double Marchesi Antinori 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Intensives Rubinrot mit Granatreflexen, ausgeprägte typische Duftnoten nach dunkler Frucht, vielschichtig, fein und elegant, am Gaumen dicht und intensiv, komplexe Struktur, lang anhaltend, im Nachgeschmack Noten von Schokolade, Kaffee und Zitrus-Konfitüre, optimaler Tanningehalt, der sich sehr gut mit dem des Holzes verbindet.

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

Member Reviews for Solaia Double Marchesi Antinori

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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3.00 5
02/23/2011

The nose was like a big basket of ripe berries with crème fraiche, tobacco box and spice. However, on the palate, it fell short of expectations with black currant and bell pepper on a light-to-medium frame with a fresh, yet long, finish. At a quarter of the price, I may have scored low nineties.


Snooth User: Val13
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4.00 5
07/17/2009

Tangy, citrusy body, with a touch of anise and a nice soft finish. Dark black/purple color. Would go well with tomato dishes since it would match the fruitiness and acidity.


Snooth User: CJLew
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3.00 5
04/07/2012

Definitely needs food, but not bad after dinner by itself. Pretty decent, and good for the price. Went very well with spaghetti and a red meat sauce. Smooth and dry. Decent, and not bad, aside from that, not a lot to distinguish it.


Snooth User: TheWilsons
891203149
3.00 5
11/28/2011

A very good value. Slightly fruity with soft tannins.


Snooth User: chefvangarde
118359115
3.00 5
02/16/2009

Ruby red color with purple hues. Intense fresh fruit aromas with pleasant floral hints. Well-structured, generous, soft and harmonious. Sweet tannin and lingering fruit in the finish.


Snooth User: mweber
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3.00 5
09/15/2009

It takes me back to Italia... a good wine and a great value.


Snooth User: amdkid
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4.00 5
07/24/2011

A favorite of mine and a very great tasting, a bit refreshing actually, when chilled just so.


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External Reviews for Solaia Double Marchesi Antinori

External Review
10/15/2009

Ruby red in colour; on the nose, intense bouquet of mature fruits; on the palate well structured, harmonious, soft and very pleasing.


External Review
05/22/2011

The 2006 Tignanello is especially opulent in this vintage. Masses of dark red fruit, scorched earth and sweet oak emerge as this richly-textured Tignanello flows from the glass. The wine possesses superb density; all it needs is another few years to come together. Today it is remarkably vibrant and primary. Tignanello is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.


External Review
01/03/2012

You canrsquo;t help but love this wine. The richness, density and intensity are all outstanding and Tignanello is extraordinary in terms of aromas and flavors. The traditional formula for this groundbreaking super Tuscan was Sangiovese with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage sees 5% Cabernet Franc for additional texture and longevity.


External Review
01/03/2012

There are 30,000 cases of this well-known Tuscan proprietary red made from a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. The 1998 offers a classic bouquet of berry fruit, new saddle leather, underbrush, earth, and toast from its new barrique aging. Medium to full-bodied, with more tannin than the plusher, more opulent 1997, good delineation, and a firm, classic style, it requires 2ndash;3 years of cellaring, and should drink well for 15ndash;16.


External Review
05/22/2011

Ah, Tignanello, the father of all super Tuscans. A tried and true favorite, it is a Sangiovese-based wine cut with a small component of Cabernet for rich aromas of red fruit and spice. It is elegant, harmonious and long-lasting on the finish; drink after 2012.


External Review
09/27/2011

Tignanello hit spot-on in '98, the ripeness of its Sangiovese made supple, concentrated and plush with ripe Cabernet, while it holds to the brightness of the Tuscan grape. The power of the Cabernet shows up in the first scents of cocoa and dark berries, in the completely mouth-filling flavor, while the Sangiovese keeps it mouthwatering. There's super extract without excess weight, a sweet kiss of tannic intensity to end the wine in herbal, earthy black. Probably around ten years from the vintage, this needs the time to fully express its depth of flavor.


External Review
09/06/2011

Antinori is a world famous producer of Tuscan wines, their history going back literally centuries. The Villa Antinori is the estate where the Chianti Classico wines have been produced for many years. This wine is a natural progression from their Chianti Classico. As the Antinoris recognized how non-native grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah raised the level of quality of their wine they started blending more and more and finally could no longer use the DOC designation and so it became a Super Tuscan IGT. But the quality they’ve reached is exceptional, especially as they’ve experimented more with aging in small oak barrels. This wine from the outstanding 2007 vintage is a blend of 55% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 5% Syrah aged for 12 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. Aged in the bottle for another 8 months before release this Tuscan beauty has reached a stage where the ripe fruit, the savory oak and the Tuscan terroir are intermingled in a stunning array.


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Intensives Rubinrot mit Granatreflexen, ausgeprägte typische Duftnoten nach dunkler Frucht, vielschichtig, fein und elegant, am Gaumen dicht und intensiv, komplexe Struktur, lang anhaltend, im Nachgeschmack Noten von Schokolade, Kaffee und Zitrus-Konfitüre, optimaler Tanningehalt, der sich sehr gut mit dem des Holzes verbindet.

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