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Villa Antinori IGT Toscana 2011

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The unique blends of grapes in this wine results in silkiness and fruit purity. A brilliant, yellow-green wine with a floral, apple complexity on the nose, intensely fruity and elegant, and a harmonious, soft mouthfeel.

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Villa Antinori:
Villa Antinori is a prominent wine estate in Tuscany, Italy. Wine has been produced by the Antinori family since they came to Florence in the 14th century. The family estate, Palazzo Antinori, was purchased in Tuscany in 1506, and later that century, banker and merchant Alessandro Antinori began to produce the wines made there commercially. Generations later, in 1928, Marquis Niccolò ... Read more
Villa Antinori is a prominent wine estate in Tuscany, Italy. Wine has been produced by the Antinori family since they came to Florence in the 14th century. The family estate, Palazzo Antinori, was purchased in Tuscany in 1506, and later that century, banker and merchant Alessandro Antinori began to produce the wines made there commercially. Generations later, in 1928, Marquis Niccolò Antinori officially created the Villa Antinori brand, with the intention of producing an elegant Chianti fit for longevity. The wine was soon found in the cellars and on the tables of of some of the most prestigious houses, restaurants and hotels. In 1931, Villa Antinori began producing a white wine from Trebbiano, and in the 1980s, Chardonnay was added to the blend for elegance. In 2001, the estate added the production of Super Tuscans to their growing portfolio. In addition to table wines, Villa Antinori also produces sparkling wines, grappa and olive oil.  Read less
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Member Reviews for Villa Antinori IGT Toscana

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,584
4.50 5
02/01/2014

Love this Paso Robles Rhone white blend. Loads of tongue coating layers, ripe pear, peach, clove, spice, white chocolate, fantastic balance and a long finish.


Snooth User: ApelsecS
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5.00 5
01/07/2013

Well this is probably the firs time I give an absolute score to wine. Unlike most Italian wines this one has a huge tight aroma full of dark red fruits (thanks to merlot probably)! fullbodied, expressive wine with long aftertaste. This is perfectly balanced wine for a good price. I just love it! There was also a label on the bottle says "it's perfect for cheese and appetizers" (check pictures)... and I would say the best pairing for this wine is hard cheese.


Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
1157885634
0.00 5
10/05/2013

The wine opens with a ruby red color with violet tinges. It has a full and intense fragrance with hints of red fruit which bring to mind cherries and raspberries. On the palate the wine is smooth and well-balanced. The finish is characterized by gentle tannins and the persistent flavor of the grapes which make is so delicious and easy to drink. -The Winery


Snooth User: Siobhan Mattison
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3.00 5
09/04/2013

Tastes like a Pinot Grigio. Not bad but not interesting either. Usual pear flavor. Thin bodied.


External Reviews for Villa Antinori IGT Toscana

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/05/2013

Made with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot, the 2011 Guidalberto opens to dark, rich concentration and beautiful aromatic intensity. You really feel the weight and importance of the wine thanks to its shapely aromas of dark fruit, plum, spice and bitter chocolate. The mouthfeel is incredibly supple and the rich density is long lasting. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022. A lean, taut red, firmly grounded by dense, fine-grained tannins, with cherry, berry, spice and black pepper aromas and flavors. The finish echoes with fruit and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2016 through 2027. 30,000 cases made. -BS


External Review
12/12/2013

Grand Barossa Shiraz epitomises the premium international reputation for Shiraz which has made the Barossa Valley famous. Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.


External Review
11/20/2013

Here the expressive nose offers up plenty of the typical citrus notes that one finds with a classic Ctte de Lichet along with pretty floral and tidal pool nuances. There is good underlying tension to the refined and admirably pure flavors that possess good detail on the dry clean complex and well-balanced finish. Lovely. Burghound.


External Review
11/20/2013

65% semillon 35% sauvignon blanc. Fermented in barrel then aged in 40% new oak. Planted on large gravel soils. A lovely mix of lemon rind grapefruit and other bright citrus aromas balanced with deeper notes of orange marmalade quince and a touch of beeswax. This is deliciously fresh and wonderfully focused with loads of grapefruit passion fruit and citrus. Medium to full in body with a long mineral-laden finish that gains verve from persistent and lively acidity. Enjoy upon release and over the following 10 years. Geoffrey Binder.


External Review
11/20/2013

In contrast to the La Riotte where the bouquet was nicely recovered from the bottling and the palate was agitated the Bel Air was still fairly closed from the recent bottling but the wine had snapped nicely back into focus on the palate. As I observed last year the Taupenots parcel in the premier cru of Bel Air are thirty years of age and these vines are now really starting to hit on all cylinders. The reticent nose on the 2011 offers up scents of red and black cherries gamebirds cocoa nutskins lovely soil tones and a touch of cedar. On the palate the wine is back on form after the mise delivering lovely focus and balance in its full-bodied format with ripe tannins tangy acids and a very good core of fruit. This will be lovely. 2021-2050. John Gilman.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/24/2013

Fresh and vibrant, tight and juicy, with blackberry and floral flavors, persisting onto a jazzy finish. Shows presence and intensity. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/24/2013

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2011 Angel’s Share Shiraz offers intense blue and black fruit notes with nuances of black pepper, licorice and chocolate. The palate provides a good concentration of youthful peppered fruit with a medium level of rounded tannins and crisp acidity, finishing with medium to long persistence. Drink it now through 2016+.


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The unique blends of grapes in this wine results in silkiness and fruit purity. A brilliant, yellow-green wine with a floral, apple complexity on the nose, intensely fruity and elegant, and a harmonious, soft mouthfeel.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.00%
Sugar: 6.70 g/l grams per liter

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