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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva 2006
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva 2006
(search item no. 107409)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $51.99

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
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
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 is produced exclusively from the highest quality grapes grown on the estate of the same name, situated in the Chianti Classico area. The badia (or "abbey"), is located in an area that has been inhabited since the Etruscan period and is one of the finest fortified abbeys in the area. It has been renowned for its wine production for more than 1,000 years.

Intense ruby red color with scents of red fruit, licorice and ripe blackberries. The palate is well-balanced and complex with good acidity and elegant fruit flavors. The 2006 vintage is a stylish wine, palate-filling with smooth tannins and distinctive flavors, with a long, lingering finish.

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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.