ITEM 5577

1997 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT

$399.98

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Wine Rating:

94WA 93ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1997

Country/State

italy

Wine Region

super tuscan

Variety

italian blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94 points

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.

Review Date: October 2015

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 93 points

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.

Review Date: July 2000