Tignanello 2015

 Dense and deep. Classic and modern. Maybe the most magnificent vintage after 1997. 

 

Most of the quality of 2015 Tignanello attributes to 2015 climate, who provided a fantastic grape-growing season in Tuscany- hot and sunny during the day, and cold and breezy at night. It allowed the grapes(Sangiovese and Cabernet) to ripen to perfection if they handle correctly. And thus, they remained fresh and vivid with fine tannins and bright acidity. 2015 was riper and more consistent than any year in recent history, even better than the excellent 2016, and far better than 2014 to most tasters.

 

 All Tignanellos age well and judging from the various tastings we had had; this vintage will be medium to long term ageing. Consistent scores: JS98, WS97, RP96, WE95.  A meaningful wine to keep. 

 

98 points James Suckling
Fantastic aromas of dark berries, sandalwood and Spanish cedar that are ever so deep. Full body, an incredible spin of polished tannins and bright acidity. Incredible depth. Like looking over the edge of a skyscraper. Powerful and structured. A great Tignanello. A little more sangiovese than usual. Best since the legendary 1997?    (1/2018)

 

97 points Wine Spectator
Dense and intensely flavored, with violet, black currant, blackberry, graphite, wild herb and spice aromas and flavors, this is concentrated and solidly built, yet also harmonious, vibrant and pure. Approachable now, but should be better in a few years. *Collectibles* (BS)    (7/2018)

 

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Tignanello is a wine that opens, like a fully blossomed rose, right in front of you. This vintage is immediately accessible, generous and opulent. The wine will surely flesh out and gain focus with more bottle age, but one of the best qualities of this vintage is just how beautiful the wine tastes straight out of the gate. The fruit is beautifully ripe with fresh blackberry and cherry nuances, spice, leather, sweet tobacco and smoke. Up until this vintage, the various blending components that make up Tignanello were vinifed in separate lots. Starting with 2015, the wine is blended sooner in order to achieve better overall integration. The entire Tignanello estate counts 130 hectares of vines, but the single-vineyard "Tignanello" that makes this wine is 57 hectares. (ML)    (9/2018)

 

95 points Wine Enthusiast
Leather, cassis, cedar, black-skinned berry and exotic spice aromas slowly shape the nose. Polished and savory, the refined, structured palate boasts an almost weightless elegance while still delivering layers of juicy black cherry, blackberry compote, licorice and a hint of tobacco. Finegrained tannins lend seamless support. It’s also surprisingly fresh and balanced for the hot vintage. Drink 2020-2030. *Cellar Selection* (KO)    (4/2019)

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