Tignanello 2018 Marchesi Antinori

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Region:
Tuscany
Grape Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Variety:
Sangiovese
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
14%
Vintage:
2018

AVAILABLE JUNE 2021...

The 2018 Tignanello is a wine of breathtaking purity. Impossibly silky and persistent, the 2018 is all class, all the way. In many ways, the 2018 reminds one of the 2004 because of its finesse , but it has an extra degree of nuance that reflects important strides that have been made at the estate in the intervening years. Winemaking today is more gentle, while new oak is also less intrusive. The result is a Tignanello that bristles with class. The purity of the flavours alone is mesmerizing. Bright red-toned berries, mocha, spice, cedar, new leather and liquorice are some of the many notes that linger on a finish framed by silky, perfectly ripe tannins.

Aging was 16 months in oak, about 50% new. One of the recent developments at Antinori has been a move towards lower toast levels and a preference for longer aging of the raw wood. The blend is a very typical 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, with maybe just a touch more Franc than is the norm. At the same time, the Sangiovese is very much front and centre. Production hovers around 330,000 bottles. Think about that number. It is more than any Bordeaux First Growth, more than any high-end Napa Valley wine, and equivalent to the production of 60 or so cult Cabernets taken together! Tignanello is, perhaps, the single greatest high quality estate wine made in scale.

Region:
Tuscany
Grape Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Variety:
Sangiovese
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
14%
Vintage:
2018

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