Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, dust, dried cedar and slight spice. Medium bodied. Wispy tannins. On the palate, this has a nice complexity to it. Layers of dried cherries, cherries and forest floor. Good acidity. Good finish. This is past prime and on the way down, so drink sooner than later. It is better with food. A nice plate of pasta with a tomato sauce would work well.
How long does a good, if not great, Chianti last? This bottle was bought on release and cellared since. The fill was just into the neck of the bottle. Pop and pour (carefully). Purple in color with some ruby swirls, mostly opaque and bright. The nose was complex with cherries, slight dried cherries, forest floor and slight spice. Full bodied. Tannins integrated. On the palate, this is fresh and vibrant. Fully mature. Ripe cherry and slight sour cherry fruit along with a bit of sandalwood. Some depth and complexity. Nice finish. Blind I would have though about seven to ten years
This seemed to be a step above the 2017 although both were quite good. Ruby/purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cherries, dust, char and spice. Medium to full bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, cherries, tart cherries and slight chocolate notes. Good finish. This needs a few years of cellaring to hit peak though it drinks well now. Drink over the next ten to fifteen years. A nice wine to match with Pasta with Bolognese sauce.
This now carries a Gran Selezione status (and price tag). Purple in color with some ruby swirls. The nose has cherries, forest floor, dust and slight anise. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, bright cherry fruit. Deep. On the palate, cherries and slight plums with some underlying forest floor. Good acidity. Long finish. A very pretty Chianti. It is drinking well but should continue to for another ten to fifteen years. Better with food. Ribolitte (Vegetable stew) would be a great dinner match.
One of the classic great wines in the Antinori stable. It is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. This was essentially pop and pour and which it showed well, it underperformed expectations. It seems likely given the history of this wine that it needs more cellar time/air. Deep ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has dust, cherries, but also a slight aquarium note which can often mean poor storage conditions at some point in shipping or retail. Light tannins. Good acidity. On the palate, nice cherry fruit with a tart finish. Probably
Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has a lot of earthy barnyard, but also some cherries, macerated cherries and tea leaves. Medium bodied. Tart acidity. Firm tannins. On the palate, cherries with earthiness. Nice finish. Drinking well but the barnyard may be a bit much for some. Drink over the next five years. Better with food. Bistecca alla Fiorentina or other steak dishes should work well.
Great showing for this wine. Ruby/purple in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, slight black cherries, tea leaves, sandalwood and dust. Firm tannins. Good acidity. On the palate, sour cherries with some fresh cherries and underlying forest floor. Nice finish. This is still young and may improve with further cellaring. Drink over the next ten to fifteen years. Probably better with food. Tordelli Versiliesi or other pasta dishes would be great.
Purple/ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. On the nose black cherries, dust, some cherries and tea leaves. Medium bodied. Silky texture. Black cherry fruit with some underlying forest floor. Tight and tannic. This seems riper than other vintages but also seems very closed. Eventually it opened up after a couple of hours in the glass. Maybe hold for a couple years and drink for ten after that. It will work better with food. Maybe Potato Tortelli would be a nice match young.
Ruby/purple in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is earthy/sweaty socks along with cherries and slight anise. Medium bodied. Light tannins. Lovely texture. On the palate, cherries and tea leaves. Good acidity. Nice finish. There is a nice depth as well. Nice on its own, but better with food. Drink over the next five to eight years. It would work well with Braised meat and pasta.
2020 Antinori Chianti Classico Marchese Antinori Riserva Tenuta Tignanello, Italy, Tuscany, Wine Review
Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has a "dusty attic" quality to it along with cherries. Light bodied. On the palate, light tannins. Cherries turning a bit candied on the finish. Good acidity. This is a bit lighter in style but still true to its Chianti roots. Better with food than on its own. This would be nice with a creamy Tuscan Chicken dish.