Red Wines    Sangiovese    Tuscany    Italy   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Antinori Tignanello 2000
Antinori Tignanello 2000
(search item no. 61527)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $75.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intensely fruity and complex on the nose, full-bodied, rich and complex in the mouth with exceptional structure and a lengthy finish.

The original Super-Tuscan, Tignanello is produced exclusively from the Tignanello vineyard, a 47 hectares (116 acres) southwest-facing, calcareous rocky-marl and limestone soil plot with tufaceous elements, planted between 1,150 and 1,312 feet above sea level at Antinori's Santa Cristina Estate. It was the first Sangiovese to be aged in small oak barrels, the first red wine in modern times to use a non-traditional grape variety, Cabernet, in the blend, and among the first red wines made in Chianti with no white grapes. In all three instances, it set the example for a new breed of exceptional top-of-the-line Italian wine.

Tignanello, originally a Chianti Classico Riserva labeled Vigneto Tignanello, was first vinified as a single vineyard wine in the 1970 vintage, when it contained 20% Canaiolo and 5% Trebbiano and Malvasia, and was aged in small oak cooperage. With the 1971 vintage the wine became a Vino da Tavola della Toscana and was named Tignanello after the vineyard from which it originates. Beginning with this vintage, Tignanello stopped adhering to the rules laid down by Chianti Classico Disciplinare, and with the 1975 vintage, white grapes were totally eliminated. Since the 1982 vintage, the blend has been 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Tignanello was not produced in the 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1984 and 1992 vintages.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Antinori:

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.