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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva 1999
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva 1999
(search item no. 75001)
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2007 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Built for the ages, this powerful young Chianti classico is destined to be a classic of the vintage. Its deep, pungent sangiovese flavors layer lean plum tomato and fuller cherry with broader flavors of the earth as it coasts off into a detailed, complex finish. The tight structure is aristocratic, as are the mineral-tinged flavors. Cellar a case. This stands among the best wines Antinori has made."
-Wines & Spirits

Brilliant ruby colour with cherry aromas and chocolate overtones. It is intensely fruity and complex, yet round, with soft tannins and velvety.

90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot

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About Antinori:

The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 625th anniversary as wine makers in 2010. The current company president, Marchese Piero Antinori, believes in the tradition that the primary role of wine is to accompany food and enhance the dining experience. In Florence, the Antinori family has led a "Renaissance" in Italian wine making by combining long traditions, a love of authenticity and a dynamic innovative spirit.