Antinori Tignanello 2012 Super Tuscan!

Tignanello production in 2012 is down by 25%. The malolactic fermentation is carried out in French oak and then transferred to French barrique for 14 months, followed by a year in bottle. This harmonises flavours and creates greater complexity. In fact, Tignanello was the first Sangiovese based wine to be aged in small French oak barrels. Tignanello offers an expression of Sangiovese quite unlike any other wine. It is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. It is vinified in a Bordeaux style, adding Tuscan flamboyance, hence creating a wine of super complexity and incredible ageing potential.

James Suckling – Rated 96 Points
“Aromas of blackcurrants and blueberries with hints of lavender and violets. Full body, chewy and polished tannins and a long, flavorful finish. A beautifully linear and polished red. Give it time to show it all but this is already a beauty. The depth and class to this are indeed impressive. Better in 2017.”

The Wine Enthusiast Magazine – Rated 95 Points
“Here’s a structured red with lots of finesse. It opens with alluring aromas of fragrant blue flowers, red berries, baking spices and exotic herbs while the firm, vibrant palate delivers black cherry, crushed raspberry, clove, orange zest, licorice and a sprinkling of white pepper. It’s still young but well balanced, with tightly woven but polished tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2017–2024.”