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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva 2005
Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva 2005
(search item no. 102790)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $36.99

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
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 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:

Visually, the wine presents itself with an intense ruby red color. It has the characteristic fragrance of an elegant, fine wine with a freshness which reflects the climatic progression of this vintage year. The intense aromas of red fruit stand out, indicative of the optimal conservation of the fruit. On the palate the wine is well-balanced, with warm notes of vanilla and chocolate, derived from the contact with wood. It is characterized by a wonderful mineral content, with sweet tannins and a pleasant persistence. It is a refined and elegant wine which is well-suited for extended bottle-aging.
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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.