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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Antinori Tignanello 2005
Antinori Tignanello 2005
(search item no. 95314)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 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:

85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

Tignanello is made exclusively from the vineyard of the same name which is situated on limestone and tufaceous soil on the Tignanello estate covering 47 south-west-facing hectares at altitudes between 350 and 400 metres a.s.l.. This was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first modern red wine blended with non-traditional varieties like Cabernet, and on e of the first red wines in Chianti not to use white grapes. Tignanello, originally "Chianti Classico Riserva vigneto Tignanello" was first made from a single vineyard in the 1970 vintage, when it contained 20% Canaiolo and 5% Trebbiano and Malvasia and was aged in small oak barrels. With the 1971 vintage it became a Tuscan table wine and was named Tignanello. In 1975 the percentage of white grapes was definitively removed. Since 1982 the composition has remained the same. Tignanello is only made in the best vintage years, and therefore was not made in 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1984, 1992 and 2002.

Very intense ruby red colour. Nicely expressed varietal aromas with hints of black berry fruit. The palate is weighty, dense and vibrant with complex structure thanks to support of the acidity. Long and lingering with hints of chocolate, coffee and marmalade in the aftertaste. The beautifully handled tannin from the wine and wood blend making Tignanello a very complex, stylish and sophisticated wine.

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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.