Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT 2011, Tuscany, Italy
PRESS: James Suckling - 95 points. "Ruby, rose, clear color. Fresh grapes, red fruit, marble and stone on the nose. Paprika, some cinnamon and fresh cherry on the palate. Light tannins develop structure and complexity. Sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon. Better in 2016."
Robert Parker - 93 points.
Producer: Marchesi Antinori
Region/Appellation: Toscana IGT
Country Hierarchy: Tuscany, Italy
Grape/Blend: Cabernet - Sangiovese (80% Sangiovese, 5 % Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon)
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Winemaker Notes: The 2011 Tignanello is an intense ruby red in color with purple highlights. The wine is ripe on the nose with notes of dark fruit and with much underlying freshness on the aromatic finish; plum fruit dominates the aromatic gamut along with cherries, and the aromas evolve with vigor and balance towards sensations of mint and liquorice. On the palate, though still young, the wine is ready and inviting, rich and harmonious; excellent the balance of the flavors thanks to the tonic acidity and the solidity and suppleness of the tannins. The finish and aftertaste are rich and savory and are characterized by a sweet persistence and length.