Tignanello

+39 055 23 595 Piazza Antinori, 3
Firenze, 50123
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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. 
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  • Okay, I asked what the value play was in the post above.  Well, WS just gave Antinori's mass market "Super Tuscan" (David Parker of Benchmark used the term "Medium Tuscan" at dinner a while back--I really like that) 92 points in its 2010 instantiation. And it's only $15 at Wine.Com! Can also be had at BevMo (see, GregT, they do sell some real wi... Read More

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  • Antinori Tignanello 2010

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    I was very delighted by the Deep Color and rich nose on first spill. ** The wine seemed to be enjoyed from the bottle but was asked to be decanted-. I am sure the wine became richer by the moment. Deep and ready to drink now. Enjoy. Mille Gratis Antinori Read More

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  • Only if you like those wines.  No knocks on Tig--it's a really good wine if you like that style of wine--somewhat rootless but spot on and more than competent.  (I would probably analogize to Mondavi Reserve Cab--mostly ToKalon fruit, really consistent, and about %100.) You can get it for under a C note if you shop around.  Monte Bello and anyth... Read More

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  • You're right Dv, those are much better values! Read More

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  • Fox - that's about it. At BevMo with the great discount you only pay $18 for a $15 wine. It's a brilliant marketing strategy!BTW, did you notice that Wilfred Wong left? He's going to work for Wine.com now and it seems he'll be doing things along the lines of what GregDP is doing here at Snooth.I would drink that Antinori but I'm not going to pay... Read More

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  • Holy crap!  I checked this out here and the 2010 is $100.  Geeze...I like Italian, but I can now say I can think of other stuff I'd buy first.  I've been perusing WineBid.com and looking for some biggies, like Ridge Monte Bello, and G. Conterno Cascina Francia Barolo 2004. Read More

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  • Whenever you want to do it. I'll bring it in next time and it will just be here. Selling property so will be back and forth a bit. Read More

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  • I suppose I should get an e-mail out regarding this, gotta get those schedules straightened out.  Read More

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  • Ain't no thing for me. I may be back in NYC last week of April anyway. Read More

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  • How about pushing back to early July, in concert when GdP is in town. Is that a possibility for you guys? GregT, Fox, Mark ? Read More

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