1997 Antinori Tignanello IGT

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 94
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • WE 93
  • JR 91

Reviews for 1997 Antinori Tignanello IGT

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Dark ruby-garnet, with aromas of meat, berry and freshly picked roses. Full-bodied, with very soft tannins and beautiful currant and blackberry character. Long, silky and caressing. Sangiovese and Cabernet.--1997 Italian... Dark ruby-garnet, with aromas of meat, berry and freshly picked roses. Full-bodied, with very soft tannins and beautiful currant and blackberry character. Long, silky and caressing. Sangiovese and Cabernet.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now. – JS
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2015
During the recorking ceremony for the 1971 Tignanello, I had the opportunity to taste four editions of the wine spanning the four decades of its production. The 1997 Tignanello was by far the most enjoyable of these... During the recorking ceremony for the 1971 Tignanello, I had the opportunity to taste four editions of the wine spanning the four decades of its production. The 1997 Tignanello was by far the most enjoyable of these wines. It is experiencing a perfect moment in its drinking window. Looking through The Wine Advocate archive, I see the suggestion of brett in a past review. I found absolutely no imperfections in this wine. Instead, the bouquet is generous and opulent with dark berry, spice, licorice and leather. Much of the Tignanello vineyards were replanted in the 1990s so I expect that the fruit came from younger vines. The finish is silky and long in persistency. - Monica Larner
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2000
Very full ruby-garnet dark and deep. Ample in aroma with sweet cassis fruit light accents of sage and rosemary chocolate and roasted coffee from the oak and some alcoholic warmth. Dense round and velvety on the palate... Very full ruby-garnet dark and deep. Ample in aroma with sweet cassis fruit light accents of sage and rosemary chocolate and roasted coffee from the oak and some alcoholic warmth. Dense round and velvety on the palate with expanding flavors. Finishes with important tannic strength and impressive weight and force. The fusion of the sangiovese and cabernet components of this wine is more accomplished than in past vintages.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2001
Reticent at first the elements show their complexity and depth with time. Full and very dark this offers plenty of black cherry and cedar aromas and flavors offset by impressive licorice and Mouton-like pencil-lead notes... Reticent at first the elements show their complexity and depth with time. Full and very dark this offers plenty of black cherry and cedar aromas and flavors offset by impressive licorice and Mouton-like pencil-lead notes. Smooth on the palate showing great balance and integration the ripe fruit here sings through the long finish with its soft tannins good grip and tobacco-nut-mineral-dust accents.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2005
Dark crimson almost right out to rim. Well mannered blend on the nose. Attractive, well mannered, more international style than either of the wines above – it would make a good introduction to Sangiovese. Slight... Dark crimson almost right out to rim. Well mannered blend on the nose. Attractive, well mannered, more international style than either of the wines above – it would make a good introduction to Sangiovese. Slight bitterness on the finish. Not especially long or intense but very well made. 17.5/20