Marchesi Antinori

Solaia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.4993 ratings
9.3177 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Manchego & Parmesan, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Turkey, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 75% Cab Sauv, 18% Sangiovese & 7% Cab Franc, dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, floral spice and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of jammy blackberry, cherry and plum with cacao and herbs with slight minty edge. Soft tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with fruit, cedar and earthy tobacco. Very nice! Drinking well but will improve over next decade.

A blend of 75% Cab Sauv, 18% Sangiovese & 7% Cab Franc, dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, floral spice and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of jammy blackberry, cherry and plum with cacao and herbs with slight minty edge. Soft tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with fruit, cedar and earthy tobacco. Very nice! Drinking well but will improve over next decade.

Sep 17th, 2023
LM Segal

From a different source from my March bottle, this was equally a beast. Not showing quite as well, still a magical combination of black fruit and dark chocolate, even bigger than the average Solly. Needs time.

From a different source from my March bottle, this was equally a beast. Not showing quite as well, still a magical combination of black fruit and dark chocolate, even bigger than the average Solly. Needs time.

May 21st, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 75% Cab Sauv, 20% Sangiovese & 5% Cab Franc, dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, spice and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry and plum with cacao and herbs with slight minty edge. Soft tannins, well balanced with acidity on long finish ending with fruit, cedar and earthy tobacco. Very nice! Drinking well but will improve over next decade.

A blend of 75% Cab Sauv, 20% Sangiovese & 5% Cab Franc, dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, spice and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry and plum with cacao and herbs with slight minty edge. Soft tannins, well balanced with acidity on long finish ending with fruit, cedar and earthy tobacco. Very nice! Drinking well but will improve over next decade.

Mar 23rd, 2021
LM Segal

Sadly for this spectacular Solaia, it followed an epic ‘06 Ornellaia. Primary and rich on the licorice nose, broad tannins framed dark blackberry extract, black earth and saddle leather. Notes of cocoa. Even after 2 hours this beast screamed for more bottle time, confident it will score 1-2 pts higher in 3-5 years.

Sadly for this spectacular Solaia, it followed an epic ‘06 Ornellaia. Primary and rich on the licorice nose, broad tannins framed dark blackberry extract, black earth and saddle leather. Notes of cocoa. Even after 2 hours this beast screamed for more bottle time, confident it will score 1-2 pts higher in 3-5 years.

Mar 22nd, 2021
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.3

I would never pay 300€ for this but it is an amazing wine. Plums and cigar

I would never pay 300€ for this but it is an amazing wine. Plums and cigar

Aug 22nd, 2020
Brian S

This was a very young vintage and I was not particularly impressed with the wine. It reminded me of a really well made Napa Cabernet, with extremely big blue fruits and lighter red fruit. Smelled very syrupy and over extracted.

This was a very young vintage and I was not particularly impressed with the wine. It reminded me of a really well made Napa Cabernet, with extremely big blue fruits and lighter red fruit. Smelled very syrupy and over extracted.

Dec 25th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Still awesome today. Deep with cinnamon and spice. The fruit is getting a touch plummy but there is still some youth here. Great wine

Still awesome today. Deep with cinnamon and spice. The fruit is getting a touch plummy but there is still some youth here. Great wine

Dec 14th, 2019
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9.8

The 2015 Solaia hasn’t moved much since I tasted it last year. In the glass, the 2015 is surprisingly fresh and vibrant for the vintage. Blackberry jam, blood orange, chocolate, licorice, cloves, lavender and menthol are all woven together, but the 2015 needs time to show the full breadth of its beauty, as there is a ton going on here. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2019)

The 2015 Solaia hasn’t moved much since I tasted it last year. In the glass, the 2015 is surprisingly fresh and vibrant for the vintage. Blackberry jam, blood orange, chocolate, licorice, cloves, lavender and menthol are all woven together, but the 2015 needs time to show the full breadth of its beauty, as there is a ton going on here. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2019)

Aug 23rd, 2019
Jason Li

Finesse and supple

Finesse and supple

Aug 18th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2004 / 15 y old #tuscan for me the first time I taste this. It is impressive because of it’s elegance and finesse. High acidity. Tobacco. At treat to taste this.

Vintage 2004 / 15 y old #tuscan for me the first time I taste this. It is impressive because of it’s elegance and finesse. High acidity. Tobacco. At treat to taste this.

Jan 25th, 2019