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Tignanello

Antinori, Tignanello 2014

R1,695

10 in stock

Notes

Tignanello is arguably Italy’s most famous wine. It was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barrique, the first red wine to be blended with non-traditional varieties like Cabernet, and one of the first Chianti reds that did not use white grapes. Tignanello is produced exclusively from the vineyard of the same name – a 57ha parcel with limestone-rich soils and a south-western exposure at 350 – 400 meters above sea level.

The wine, originally called ‘Chianti Classico Riserva vigneto Tignanello’, was produced from a single vineyard for the first time in 1970. Back then the blend contained 20% Canaiolo and 5% Trebbiano and Malvasia. In 1971, it became a Tuscan table wine rather than a Chianti Classico and was renamed Tignanello.

Tasting notes:
'The highlight in this range, the exquisite 2014 Tignanello is all about persistence and understated class. The aromatics alone are captivating. Sculpted, finely delineated flavors add to the wine's vivid personality. Because of the challenges posed by the growing season, the blend leans more heavily toward Cabernet Sauvignon than is typically the case. Above all else, though, the 2014 is all about harmony, and there is plenty of that here. Unfortunately, production is down 30%.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, 96/100

'Tignanello has this amazing ability of always being, well, Tignanello. Its very DNA makes it among the most distinctive and recognizable wines in the world. I'm happy to report that this is also the case for the 2014 Tignanello that faced very different growing conditions compared to most. The wine is beautiful and balanced with sweet tannins and a supporting oak texture that is neatly folded at the back. The wine is all about measure and proportion, and it aspires to these goals with an impressive sense of natural harmony. This is not an overtly powerful or muscular expression. Instead, it shows a tasty, almost savory form of elegance. This vintage was made with 75% Sangiovese, which means that the Cabernet presence is a tad bigger than normal. Ultimately, this wine is more finessed and delicate, and I appreciate the careful tannic management on display here.' – Wine Advocate, 93/100

'A black currant thread winds through this dense, muscular red, with cherry, leather, earth, iron and mineral flavors. Firm and fleshy, with fine balance and a long, expansive finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2020 through 2033.' – Wine Spectator, 93/100

Tignanello is arguably Italy’s most famous wine. It was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barrique, the first red wine to be blended with non-traditional varieties like Cabernet, and one of the first Chianti reds that did not use white grapes. Tignanello is produced exclusively from the vineyard of the same name – a 57ha parcel with limestone-rich soils and a south-western exposure at 350 – 400 meters above sea level.

The wine, originally called ‘Chianti Classico Riserva vigneto Tignanello’, was produced from a single vineyard for the first time in 1970. Back then the blend contained 20% Canaiolo and 5% Trebbiano and Malvasia. In 1971, it became a Tuscan table wine rather than a Chianti Classico and was renamed Tignanello.

Tasting notes:
'The highlight in this range, the exquisite 2014 Tignanello is all about persistence and understated class. The aromatics alone are captivating. Sculpted, finely delineated flavors add to the wine's vivid personality. Because of the challenges posed by the growing season, the blend leans more heavily toward Cabernet Sauvignon than is typically the case. Above all else, though, the 2014 is all about harmony, and there is plenty of that here. Unfortunately, production is down 30%.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, 96/100

'Tignanello has this amazing ability of always being, well, Tignanello. Its very DNA makes it among the most distinctive and recognizable wines in the world. I'm happy to report that this is also the case for the 2014 Tignanello that faced very different growing conditions compared to most. The wine is beautiful and balanced with sweet tannins and a supporting oak texture that is neatly folded at the back. The wine is all about measure and proportion, and it aspires to these goals with an impressive sense of natural harmony. This is not an overtly powerful or muscular expression. Instead, it shows a tasty, almost savory form of elegance. This vintage was made with 75% Sangiovese, which means that the Cabernet presence is a tad bigger than normal. Ultimately, this wine is more finessed and delicate, and I appreciate the careful tannic management on display here.' – Wine Advocate, 93/100

'A black currant thread winds through this dense, muscular red, with cherry, leather, earth, iron and mineral flavors. Firm and fleshy, with fine balance and a long, expansive finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2020 through 2033.' – Wine Spectator, 93/100

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Country

IT

Region

Tuscany

Style

Red

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