Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2007

Drinking well. Decant. — a day ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore Red Bordeaux Blend

2017: Massive black/blue fruit concentration, young but not overly tannic. Maybe too much of a uni-dimensional fruit bomb at the this stage but also subtly oaked so I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and round up. Less structured at this stage than Tignanello but could get a lot more interesting over the next few years. Havana/Bar Harbor. — a year ago

Tua Rita

Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana IGT 2016

Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). I got a lot of plumb and black cherry on the nose with a little tobacco and chocolate. On the plate it was soft, rich and balanced. Finished with some spicy notes. Very enjoyable, but did not stand out relative to others in the tasting, but that’s only because of the competition. — 3 years ago

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I love this stuff.

Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Tignanello Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Delectable Wine

The 2020 Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori, all from the Tignanello estate, is packed with black cherry, spice, new leather, licorice and dried flowers. A dollop of Merlot adds plush contours, but this is a pretty pushed style, that works well here. Ideally, though, it would be nice to see more Sangiovese and Tignanello character. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2023)
— 3 months ago

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

2015: Excellent Merlot/Cabernet based Super Tuscan, drinking well now. Lots of concentrated purple and blue fruit somewhat balanced by moderate tannins and menthol. Viscous and well-made, though lacking the grip of a Tignanello. Would expect more complexity to complement the fruit over time. $89 at WL. — 5 months ago

Bodegas Muga

Gran Reserva Prado Enea Rioja Tempranillo 2011

Stood up with Tignanello 2015. Slightly less depth and complexity, but still a great drink. Spicy! — 2 years ago

Tenuta Greppo (Biondi-Santi)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2004

Delectable - this is the Riserva. Dining at Do Forni in Venice which won a Grand Award for its Wine List from Wine Spectator. They have amazing verticals of Cuvées like Sassicaia, Solaia, Gaja, Tignanello etc…and, of course, Biondi Santi. I was hoping to pick a Soldera but only a magnum left at a hideous price. An aged tawny rim, tinge of orange. Burnt orange peel and Georgie thought a note of rubber. An Animale/Gamey note which didn’t detract. Dried cherry, loamy notes like the previous night’s Salvioni. This is Brunello royalty which is ridiculously long lived. At 19 years of age this is infanticide for Biondi Santi. We visited the winery about 6 years ago where I bought a 2001 which hasn’t even entered its drinking window yet. Medium plus tannins. This was a special treat. — 4 months ago

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Superiore Red Blend 2019

More reserved than the Tignanello but with a silky, polished mouthfeel with tannins lurking that will need more time. — a year ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Red Wine 2016

This was the mystery bottle in our Super Tuscan tasting event. It was up against the 2016 Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, and Redigaffi. This wine was outstanding. Probably one of the top 5 vintages of Insignia since 1994 in my opinion. Deep purple color, blueberry, blackberry, chocolate, some lead pencil and earth on the nose. Super smooth and elegant on the palate. Really well balanced fruit, tannins, acid. Long elegant finish of dark fruit and earthy with a touch of spice that lingered beautifully. We decanted this and all others about 2.5 hours prior to tasting. Second favorite of the night behind the Masseto which was a force of nature. — 3 years ago

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