Tignanello 2016, Tenuta Antinori
£99.95 per bottle
This is Tuscan royalty. Monica Larner said 'the 2016 Tignanello is a rock-solid wine and a stunning beauty' when she gave it a huge 92 Parker Point, adding that it's 'at the top of the list of some of the best Tignanello ever made'. A classic house blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it's a luscious bouquet of blackcurrant, cherry, violet, tobacco and sweet spices.
The 2016 Tignanello is flat out stunning. Dark, dense and resonant, the 2016 is a wonderfully complete wine that will provide readers with decades of pure drinking pleasure. The 2016 is especially dark and brooding, and yet the tannins are incredibly polished to the point of being perceptible. In the glass, the 2016 is complete and regal, perhaps because of the super-classic blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The pedigree of the vintage comes through in the wine's extraordinary balance and total sense of finesse. I don't think there is another wine anywhere in the world made entirely from estate fruit that can match Tignanello for quality, consistency and value within its peer group of top-flight reds. 2022-2046
|Score: 98||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, August 2019|