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2010 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana

Tasting Team recommends this wine 2010 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana unanimously.

About right to start drinking, this wine requires patience in serving though, and would need some 3 hours’ breathing. This wine is worthy to keep as we believe it will remain good for the next 10 to 12 years. It is worthy to taste as well as it is the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first red wine to be blended with non-traditional varieties (Cabernets). It is very Italian as it is made from 80% of Sangiovese.

The stance is international. The wine is aged in barriques for about 12 months and for a further 12 months in the bottles. Harvest by late September to nurture right ripeness, manual selection, plot by plot, late harvest(right before October)….., resulting in a true Super Tuscan with full spectrum of nose(floral, through fruit to spice, then tertiary), balanced power and elegance.

Some 5730 tasters voted on 2010 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana as of today. Statistically significant, 2246 tasters recommended with 5-star and 3029 4-star. Wine lovers seem decidely to like this wine. It would seem that this 2010 can be matched only by the stellar vintages of 2007 and 2012.

Notable scores are as follows:

96 points James Suckling

One of the best Tignanellos ever made. Aromas of currants and blueberries with hints of flowers. Full body with fine tannins and a refined finish. A red that delivers balance and beauty. Rich and gorgeous. Blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Better in 2015. (11/2013)

96 points Vinous

Antinori's 2010 Tignanello is stunning, as it has been since I started tasting the component wines in 2011. Firm yet sweet, silky tannins form the backbone for this gorgeous, vivid wine. Dark red cherries, plums, cloves, mint and sage inform a Tignanello that impresses for its delineation, nuance and power. Clean, saline notes support the mineral-drenched finish. The 2010 isn't huge, but rather is a vertical wine endowed with tremendous energy and vibrancy. I can't remember a Tignanello with this much crystalline tension and pure energy. Simply put, the 2010 Tignanello is a magnificent, towering wine from Antinori. (AG) (8/2013)

95 points Wine Enthusiast

Black berry, plum, red currant and cedar aromas take center stage in this fantastic vintage of one of Italy’s most iconic wines. The structured, poised palate delivers a great depth of flavors that include succulent black cherry, cracked black pepper and mocha that are energized by a flinty mineral note. Smooth and balanced with polished tannins and fresh acidity, this is already delicious but hold for complexity. Drink 2015–2030. (5/2014)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Humming with energy and life from the very moment you put your nose in the glass, Marchesi Antinori’s 2010 Tignanello shows magnificent aromatic layering and an enormous capacity to peel back and reveal itself in beautiful slow motion. This is an articulate wine with a long story to tell about the quality of its profound 2010 fruit. This Tignanello has the elegance of 2004 and the structure of 2007. A brief note on the structure: The mouthfeel here is not broad and big. Instead, it shows a sharp and elegantly streamlined feel with impressive persistency. Compared to 2009, the Sangiovese component is slightly higher with 80% of the noble Tuscan variety followed by 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. (ML) (8/2013)

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