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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva 2001
Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva 2001
(search item no. 88634)
The Wine News rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Reserva is produced, exclusively from the finest, most highly selected grapes grown on the Antinori Santa Cristina, P├Ęppoli and Badia a Passignano estates in the Mercatale Val di Pesa zone in Chianti Classico. Deep ruby red with light garnet hues, it has pronounced cherry and violet fruit with tobacco nuances on the nose. It is a full-bodied and rounded red wine of remarkable depth, structure and length.

"Beautifully balanced, with dense raspberry, blackberry and spicy chocolate notes. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine, well-integrated tannins and a long, minerally finish. Fantastic. A better buy than the Tignanello this year!"
- Wine Spectator

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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.