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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva 2001
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva 2001
(search item no. 87235)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $49.99

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
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Badia a Passignano Riserva is produced exclusively from the most highly selected Sangiovese grapes grown on the estate of the same name. Its goal is to reflect the unique relationship between a single variety and its perfect terroir home. This site has been inhabited for 2 millennia and has been renowned for its wine production for over 1,000 years.

The black fruit, great density and concentrated flavors of Chianti Classico. Dried strawberries, roasted meats, olives, and floral aromas and flavors go beyond the norm for Chianti Classico to make a wine of extraordinary character and depth. Rich tannins are supported by deep black fruit, seamless barrel integration and an overall sweet palate impression.

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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.