2009 Antinori Tignanello IGT
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2009 Antinori Tignanello IGT

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 95
  • RP 94
  • JS 93
  • IWC 92
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2009 Antinori Tignanello IGT

WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, August 2013
The bottle that changed Italian wine forever, Tignanello is as modern and innovative as its first vintage many decades ago. Soft blackberry and cherry is backed by balanced spice, leather and toasted espresso. Those rich... The bottle that changed Italian wine forever, Tignanello is as modern and innovative as its first vintage many decades ago. Soft blackberry and cherry is backed by balanced spice, leather and toasted espresso. Those rich oak tones do a wonderful job of holding up the wine’s natural richness and velvety smoothness. Hold 10 years or more.
RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2009 Tignanello is quite beautiful. Cedar graphite sweet herbs licorice and leather add complexity to a core of highly expressive red fruits. The 2009 impresses for its energy drive and focus. Today the 2009 comes... The 2009 Tignanello is quite beautiful. Cedar graphite sweet herbs licorice and leather add complexity to a core of highly expressive red fruits. The 2009 impresses for its energy drive and focus. Today the 2009 comes across as slightly understated relative to many recent vintages especially 2007 and 2008. There is a silkiness and polish that is reminiscent of the 2004. Tignanello is 75% Sangiovese 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc from vineyards in San Casciano Val di Pesa one of the most evocative hillsides in all of Italy. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. Longtime winemaker Renzo Cotarella has done a fabulous job with the flagships Tignanello and Solaia in 2009. In my blind tastings the pedigree of those two wines in particular came through with notable eloquence. The 2010 Tignanello and Solaia are both thrilling at this stage. They could very well turn out even better than the 2009s. Readers may want to look at my short video on the 2010s from Antinori on our website.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, August 2012
Dried fruits and flowers on the nose. More roses than anything else. Full body, with light toffee, coffee and ginseng character. Light prunes too. Really enjoyable. A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Give it a... Dried fruits and flowers on the nose. More roses than anything else. Full body, with light toffee, coffee and ginseng character. Light prunes too. Really enjoyable. A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Give it a year or two to soften.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2012
Bright red-ruby. Ripe aromas of sweet red cherries macerated in alcohol, cedar, cinnamon and pepper. Suave and seamless, with soft, almost-overripe flavors of redcurrant jam, red plum syrup, stewed red plum and tobacco... Bright red-ruby. Ripe aromas of sweet red cherries macerated in alcohol, cedar, cinnamon and pepper. Suave and seamless, with soft, almost-overripe flavors of redcurrant jam, red plum syrup, stewed red plum and tobacco leaf. A very distinctive and much creamier than usual Tignanello, finishing with supple tannins and excellent length. Obviously the product of a warmer year, and though this outstanding Tignanello is a touch less refined than some recent standout vintages, it's hard to argue with its sweet, soft style and early drinking appeal. No need to cellar this too long. - Ian D'Agata
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2012
Laced with black cherry plum and spice flavors this generous red firms up on the finish. Balanced with accents of tobacco and black tea lingering. Best from 2014 through 2025. -B.S.