2019 Antinori 'Tignanello' Tuscany

$159.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

A leader in the renaissance of all Italian wines, Piero Antinori provides a great expression of what one can truly achieve amongst Tuscan wines. A nose covered by red berries, smokey oak and a herbal touch, with grippy tannins and a smooth finish. The 2019 Tignanello is sure to please, whether enjoyed with a home cooked meal, or on its own!

There just aren't many on the level of Piero Antinori. Process this for a moment: He represents the 25th generation in an unbroken string of vintners, beginning in 1385. 26 generations! His family started accumulating knowledge about vineyard and cellar practices when Chaucer was working on The Canterbury Tales. It's difficult to comprehend. His lifetime experience cannot be overstated as he has literally been involved with wine his entire life. In fact, one of his first memories is of German soldiers shooting barrels in his family's cellars as Europe descended into chaos at the end of WWII. He has a truly encyclopedic knowledge of what it means to be a winemaker, and he understands that he is a vital link from his family's past to its future as the Antinori footprint expands across the globe.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
14-16 months
Oak Treatment:
French and Hungarian oak barrels
Appellation:
Tuscany
Score Wine Advocate:
96
Score Wine Spectator:
96
Score Vinous:
95
SKU #:
1049824
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA96

Wine Advocate

The Marchesi Antinori 2019 Tignanello was born in a classic growing season that saw some cooling summer rains and relatively stress-free conditions. This is an elegant and extremely polished wine made with mostly Sangiovese and smaller parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Here too, the small blending element of Cabernet Franc has been slowly increasing in recent years. The 2019 vintage was born with a good amount of power and tannic structure, and maceration times were slightly reduced as a result. This less extractive approach shapes a polished and elegant wine with plenty of bright berry fruit, cherry, dried mint, blue flower, blood orange and rusty earth. The palate is more compact and streamlined. It shows beautiful grace.

WS96

Wine Spectator

A supple, elegant red highlighted by bright cherry, black currant, violet, tobacco, iron and oak spice aromas and flavors. Though fluid and seemingly approachable now, this is well-structured and shows the balance to age. Fine length. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025.

JS95

James Suckling

Extremely perfumed and vivid, with fresh mushrooms, cherry stones and blackberries. Medium-bodied with very fine tannins that are long and complete. Fresh acidity. Tangy and vibrant. Lovely is the word. Drink or hold.