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Marchesi Antinori Tignanello 2017

Marchesi Antinori Tignanello

2017
Tuscany (Italy)
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Tignanello, produced since 1971 only in the best vintages, is a wine that has had a profound effect ...

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/ 0.75 L btl

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Marchesi Antinori Tignanello 2017

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Alcohol content i

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

Tignanello, produced since 1971 only in the best vintages, is a wine that has had a profound effect on the history of Italian winemaking. Apart from being the first Sangiovese aged in barrel, it was also the first to modernise its coupage with non-traditional varieties. It's made from Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon originating from the vineyards of Tenuta Tignanello, the historic estate belonging to the Antinori family, where the vines cover an area of 57 ha and enjoy a south-westerly orientation, lying on limestone soils and at an altitude of 350 to 400 metres.

Tignanello appears a very bright ruby-red colour. On the nose, the complexity of the initial sensations is impressive, with a noteworthy presence of red and black berries and sweet spices. Following on afterwards are more masculine notes, of leather and pipe tobacco, on a balsamic background which provides overall profundity. On the palate it's enveloping, clean and fluid, with smoothness and freshness perfect balanced. A wine that converts the Sangiovese's power into absolute refinement. A real pleasure from the first to the last drop.

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2040

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by: Jean-Baptiste Muraz (25/08/2020) - Vintage 2017

Grand Toscan

Une GRANDE bouteille, à faire vieillir ! Le millesime 2016 est dantesque !

by: Ed Spitzer (12/11/2019) - Vintage 2016

Wow, 2016!

I thought 2015 was incredible, now I know differently! Must experience wine which you will struggle not to drink! Incredible

by: Hugues D.P. (10/06/2017) - Vintage 2014

Un grand vin plein de souvenirs de nos vacances en Toscane

Ce vin est toujours un régal qui doit se laisser apprécier: le bon moment, les bons plats et des convives de qualité. Notre meilleur souvenir fut un Tignanello sur deux grands plateaux de dégustation avec des charcuteries, des légumes et une préparation à base de procini à tomber ! A ne pas boire trop jeune.