Antinori Tignanello 2018
The 2012 Tignanello is an intense ruby red in color with purple highlights. The wine is potent and complex on the nose with spicy notes which mingle with aromas of red fruit, smoke, and balsamic sensations; cherries, plums, liquorice, and rosemary are additionally felt. The flavors are mouth filling and elegant with much volume and an excellent balance in the texture, and the oak is perfectly fused in the spicy and fruity finish and aftertaste.
80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. Marchesi Antinori's heritage includes 26 generations and over 600 years of traditional and innovative wine production in Tuscany and Umbria. The family traces its winemaking history to 1180 and subsequently, in 1385, registered in the Florentine Vintners' Guild. As president, Marchese Piero Antinori has shaped the company over the past quarter-century into one whose wines are prized by connoisseurs the world over. Today the firm is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his three daugthers, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia, who are directly involved in the work of the house.