Antinori - Tenuta Tignanello : Marchese Antinori Riserva 2012

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2012 Chianti Classico from Tuscany.

Marchese Antinori offered a distinguished and noble Chianti Classico Riserva. Produced on Tenuta Tignanello domain, this 2012 Chianti Classico displays a ruby-tinted intense red colour. On the nose, it is both elegant and fine, and expresses red berry and scrumptious liquorice aromas. On the palate, the attack is frank with much precision, and gives way to firm yet much ripped tannins on the mid-palate; a very recognizable, powerful style. Acidity brings length to this Tuscan wine. The finish is lingering, fruity and refreshing. It is a vibrant wine. 

 

 

Parker : 91 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Here is the ultimate wild card in the thick stack of aces that make up the Marchesi Antinori portfolio. It is the proverbial jolly (the name for the joker card in Italian) or the jack of all trades. The 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Tenuta Tignanello can been seen as a huge provocation and that's the way I've decided to interpret it. When the Gran Selezione category was created in the Chianti Classico appellation, many important leaders hoped that the Antinori family would convert their landmark super Tuscan Tignanello into a Chianti Classico Gran Selezione wine. The Antinori clan indicated that they had no intention of removing Tignanello from its IGT Toscana status. Instead, they dedicated some fruit from the same vineyard site to this wine. The Riserva category is often seen as a stepping stone to Grand Selezione and I wonder if that is the direction this wine is headed? Will there one day be two wines from this historic vineyard: The IGT Tignanello and a Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Tenuta Tignanello? There's some food for thought. The wine is very balanced and nuanced with pretty mineral notes, followed by red cherry flavors and mild spice.
TuscanyChianti Classico
Wine Spectator
88

Alcohol
13.5

Wine raising method
Riserva

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

Dessert wine
No

Country
Italy

Wine certification
DOCG

Grape varieties
Sangiovese/Cabernet

Area
Tuscany

Appellation
Chianti Classico

Color
Red

Producer
Antinori - Tenuta Tignanello

Parker
91

Allergens
Contains sulphites