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Antinori Tignanello 2012

Antinori Tignanello 750ML 2012      
Sku: 6924

Wine Spectator 91 points - Rich and finely woven, exhibiting plum, black cherry, spice and tar aromas and flavors. Balanced and vibrant, with a long, energetic finish. Shows more elegance than power. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2025. 2,500 cases imported.-BS .October/2015

Vinous 95 points - The 2012 Tignanello is deep, rich and voluptuous, yet also retains a distinct element of classicism in its focused, mid-weight structure. Dark red cherry, pomegranate, kirsch, spice, tobacco and menthol open up in the glass, but only reluctantly. Firm veins of tannin and pulsating acidity give the wine its sense of energy and verticality. The mid-weight structure should allow the wine to open up in another few years. The 2012 isnít as powerful as the 2010 or exotic as the 2011, but rather is most similar to how the 2005 was in its youth. The 2012 is a Tignanello built on pure finesse and grace. I would not open a bottle before its tenth birthday, if at all possible. .Antonio Galloni, September/2015

Wine maker notes
An intense ruby red in color, the aromas of the wine are characterized by a powerful varietal expressiveness, with ample notes of red fruit, raspberries, and liquorice. On the palate, the wine, still very young, immediately shows firm tannins with much polish and finesse as well, along with a balancing, tonic acidity and savory mineral notes which add length and persistence to the finish and after taste.

Technical notes
80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Red Italian Blend
Type: Still wine
Classification: IGT
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