Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT 2013, Tuscany, Italy
PRESS: James Suckling - 97 points. "This is amazing on the nose with blackberry, black truffle, dried cherry and hints of tobacco. So complex on the nose. Almost no need to taste it. Full body, soft and velvety tannins, and a persistent, fabulous finish. The mouthfeel is magic. 80% sangiovese and 20% cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold."
Robert Parker - 96 points.
Wine Spectator - 94 points.
Producer: Marchesi Antinori
Region/Appellation: Toscana IGT
Country Hierarchy: Tuscany, Italy
Grape/Blend: Cabernet - Sangiovese
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Winemaker Notes: Intensely ruby red in color with purple highlights, the 2013 Tignanello shows an intense nose of ripe red fruit in addition to notes of vanilla, chocolate, and leather imparted from the oak. Spicy and balsamic sensations give additional complexity in the layers of aromatics. The wine is ample and enveloping on the palate with supple tannins and a savory freshness that fully respects the character and personality of the Sangiovese grape. The balance between acidity and tannins is excellent and thefinish and aftertaste are of a lovely length and persistence.