A relatively new addition to the Marchesi Antinori portfolio, this wine really begins to show its potential in this classic vintage. The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Tenuta Tignanello is mostly Sangiovese with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The addition of this French grape (harvested from the outstanding Tignanello property) makes all the difference. It catapults the wine into a whole new sphere of density and complexity. In fact, you will recognize that familiar touch of tannic crunchiness and those defined, but slightly austere blackberry aromas. The wine boasts beautiful ripeness and this is most evident in the mouthfeel, where the wine is structured yet seamless. This Chianti Classico Riserva shows superior detail and definition. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Dark cherry, plum, nutmeg, dried florals, tonka bean and oak. Feels more "worked" than lots of other Chianti, with a sense of the new world coming through
Dark cherry, plum, nutmeg, dried florals, tonka bean and oak. Feels more "worked" than lots of other Chianti, with a sense of the new world coming through8.7
Touch of the horse, a bit harsh and short.
Touch of the horse, a bit harsh and short.8.7
So clean and fruity. UC Davis Chianti.
So clean and fruity. UC Davis Chianti.8.8
Great value Sangiovese blend. 91+
Great value Sangiovese blend. 91+9.1
Transported to Tuscany instantly.
Transported to Tuscany instantly.10
B+ liked it. Zachys march 2017
B+ liked it. Zachys march 20178.9
Fantastic wine. 91
Fantastic wine. 919.1
Excellent chianti - bolder than most
Excellent chianti - bolder than most9.3
Very good chianti. Antinori gives fantastic results
Very good chianti. Antinori gives fantastic results8.9
Restrained. Let open in a decanter for at least 45 mins to enjoy.
Restrained. Let open in a decanter for at least 45 mins to enjoy.8.7