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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva 2005
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva 2005
(search item no. 104024)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $48.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense ruby red color, a wide range of fruity aromas on the nose with nicely expressed hints of liquorice and ripe blackberries. The palate is very well-balanced and complex with good acidity, elegantly backed up by the fruit. When released the Badia a Passignano 2005 was very stylish and well-rounded with characteristic integrity and distinctively lingering throughout the tasting.
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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.