1998 Antinori Solaia IGT

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 1998 Antinori Solaia IGT

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2001
Solaia has been one of Italy's most brilliant wines since the early eighties. Made in a Bordeaux-like style it will age for two decades or more. The 1998 a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet... Solaia has been one of Italy's most brilliant wines since the early eighties. Made in a Bordeaux-like style it will age for two decades or more. The 1998 a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc (8000 cases) was aged for 14 months in new and one-year old French oak casks prior to being bottled without filtration. Yields were a low 30 hectoliters per hectare. The 1998 is a classically-structured dense full-bodied youthful well-balanced wine designed for cellaring. Its opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a classic bouquet of black currants vanillin earth tobacco and a touch of mint. Full-bodied moderately tannic dense and concentrated this backward 1998 needs 3-4 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2001
Cellar Selection Rich aromas of smoke sage and ripe fruit follow to a full-bodied palate with big velvety chewy tannins and a long mouthpuckering finish. This needs time. Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese... Cellar Selection Rich aromas of smoke sage and ripe fruit follow to a full-bodied palate with big velvety chewy tannins and a long mouthpuckering finish. This needs time. Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. Best after 2005. 7000 cases made.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2002
a blend of 75% cabernet sauvignon 20% sangiovese and 5% cabernet franc) Medium to full garnet. Enticing perfume of cedar sweet incense pipe tobacco and Indian spices. Warm and generous on the palate with focused raspberry... a blend of 75% cabernet sauvignon 20% sangiovese and 5% cabernet franc) Medium to full garnet. Enticing perfume of cedar sweet incense pipe tobacco and Indian spices. Warm and generous on the palate with focused raspberry flavors framed by mouthcoating tannins. Dark berry fruit and minty overtones accompany the long finish.