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Antinori Tignanello Reviews



Antinori Tignanello




Learn More About Antinori Tignanello Through its Reviews.



2020 Tignanello Reviews


This wine is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. However, there might be a slight variation due to vineyard conditions.



97 Pointz James Suckling


“Violets and lavender with dark fruit and hints of dark chocolate. Sophisticated nose. Medium-bodied with fine tannin structure that gives this finesse and beauty. It’s very long and goes on for minutes. Precision. 68% sangiovese with the rest in cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Drinkable but better in three or four years.”



96 Pointz Vinous


“The 2020 Tignanello is so primary, so intensely fruit-driven, that it almost tastes like a barrel sample. A burst of red Sangiovese fruit opens first, followed by hints of blood orange, cinnamon, spice, dried flowers, and mocha develop later. Time in the glass brings out striking dimensions. In 2020, Tignanello is wonderfully sleek and racy, with fine tannins that lie below a core of bright, sculpted fruit. The balance here is just sublime. I can't wait to revisit the 2020 with age.”



95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Newly on the market now, the 2020 Tignanello shows a gorgeous bouquet with an upfront and accessible personality. Right off the bat, you get dark cherry, dried raspberry, spice, toasted almond, and citrusy blood orange. The blend is normally 75% to 80% Sangiovese with 7% Cabernet Franc. The grape in between, making up 13% to 18%, is Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage is very pretty and won’t require a long wait. The tannins are sweet and silky. 'Tignanello proves itself as a great vineyard site in both the challenging and the classic years,' says Managing Director Renzo Cotarella. Annual production falls between 300,000-350,000 bottles. Drink: 2025-2045.”



94 Pointz Wine Spectator


A concentrated red, with black cherry, blackberry, iron, tobacco, and vanilla flavors framed by sweet spices and toast accents. Ends with mouthcoating tannins, yet is pretty well-balanced overall. Alluring and classy. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.



2019 Antinori Tignanello Reviews


This wine is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. However, there might be a slight variation due to vineyard conditions.



96 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The Marchesi Antinori 2019 Tignanello was born in a classic growing season that saw some cooling summer rains and relatively stress-free conditions. This is an elegant and extremely polished wine made with mostly Sangiovese and smaller parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Here too, the small blending element of Cabernet Franc has been slowly increasing in recent years. The 2019 vintage was born with a good amount of power and tannic structure, and maceration times were slightly reduced as a result. This less extractive approach shapes a polished and elegant wine with plenty of bright berry fruit, cherry, dried mint, blue flower, blood orange, and rusty earth. The palate is more compact and streamlined. It shows beautiful grace.”


96 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A supple, elegant red highlighted by bright cherry, black currant, violet, tobacco, iron, and oak spice aromas and flavors. Though fluid and seemingly approachable now, this is well-structured and shows the balance to age. Fine length. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2042.”



95 Pointz James Suckling


“Extremely perfumed and vivid, with fresh mushrooms, cherry stones, and blackberries. Medium-bodied with very fine tannins that are long and complete. Fresh acidity. Tangy and vibrant. Lovely is the word.”



95 Pointz Vinous


“The 2019 Tignanello is one of the most reserved, understated young wines I can remember tasting here. In so many vintages Tignanello is quite showy, but in 2019 the nervous energy and brightness of Sangiovese takes center stage. That’s intriguing, because the 2019 blend has a bit more Cabernet Sauvignon than normal, a decision made to compensate for some of the lighter qualities in the Sangiovese. With air the 2019 shows gorgeous depth and captivating inner perfume, even if it is clearly still coming together. The 2019 spent about 14 months in oak, with 50% new wood. Things are always in constant evolution at Antinori. This is the first vintage to incorporate some larger 500L barrels, an approach I think will work brilliantly.”


95 pointz Wine Enthusiast


“The nose on the 2019 vintage of this Super Tuscan benchmark is soft and dense, with dark macerated berries in tension with green and black pepper, a hint of hibiscus or a cranberry tea, followed by tanned leather, wet soil, and moss under a tree. The palate echoes the nose but adds more decadent notes of plum, fig, and chocolate mousse, with tannins that feel like a good pair of loafers—supportive, but comfortable. It's long and harmonious.”



2018 Antinori Tignanello Reviews


This wine is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. However, there might be a slight variation due to vineyard conditions.



98 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“This wine brought to mind precise imagery of tailcoats, striped dress pants, wingtip collar shirts, and other gentlemen's fashion choices from the Roaring Twenties. Sporting a retro but classic personality, the Marchesi 2018 Antinori Tignanello is quite the dapper and jovial wine that hits the market just as much of the world is emerging from a dark chapter of lockdowns and coronavirus curfews. I love the optimism that springs bright with such clarity and detail from within this blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. The 2016 vintage was a benchmark for sure, but I prefer the 2018, thanks to that tinge of nostalgia or emotion that is so deftly rendered in this cool, long growing season.”


97 Pointz Vinous


“The 2018 Antinori Tignanello is a wine of breathtaking purity. Impossibly silky and persistent, the 2018 is all class, all the way. In many ways, the 2018 reminds me of the 2004 because of its finesse , but it has an extra degree of nuance that reflects important strides that have been made at the estate in the intervening years. Winemaking today is more gentle, while new oak is also less intrusive. The result is a Tignanello that bristles with class. The purity of the flavors alone is mesmerizing. Bright red-toned berries, mocha, spice, cedar, new leather, and licorice are some of the many notes that linger on a finish framed by silky, perfectly ripe tannins. Aging was 16 months in oak, about 50% new.

One of the recent developments at Antinori has been a move towards lower toast levels and a preference for longer aging of the raw wood. The blend is a very typical 80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc, with maybe just a touch more Franc than is the norm. At the same time, the Sangiovese is very much front and center. Production hovers around 330,000 bottles. Think about that number. It is more than any Bordeaux First Growth, more than any high-end Napa Valley wine, and equivalent to the production of 60 or so cult Cabernets taken together! Tignanello, in my view, is the single greatest high quality, estate wine made in scale.

97 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Fragrant and incredibly refined, this classy red exhibits enticing scents including ripe berry, fine tobacco blend, camphor, and dark spice. Smooth and enveloping, the delicious palate boasts a winning combination of creaminess and vibrancy, delivering juicy black cherry, red cherry, licorice, and dried mint framed in polished, fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it well-balanced. Drink 2023–2033.”


96 Pointz James Suckling


This is so aromatic with flowers, such as cherry blossoms and roses, together with currants and blackberries. A medium-bodied Tignanello with very fine tannins and depth. Racy and very, very long finish. Pure and refined. Lots of blue fruit. Tight at the end, but showing a sophisticated and reserved style. Very refined. Drinkable now, but will age nicely.


96 Pointz Wine Spectator

A dark, brooding style, yet focused on the black cherry, blackberry, spice, tobacco, and iron aromas and flavors. Rich, dense, and vibrant, with a long, detailed aftertaste, showing superb focus and balance. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now.




2017 Antinori Tignanello Reviews





97 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection


“Aromas of cassis, menthol, blue flower, and pipe tobacco shape the nose on this gorgeous red. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the delicious, elegantly structured palate delivers dried black cherry, ripe blackberry, licorice, and vanilla framed in taut, fine-grained tannins.”



96 Pointz James Suckling


“A dense, really pinpointed red with plums and hazelnuts. Full-bodied and very polished with fine, creamy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Shows real finesse for the vintage. Better after 2023, but already a joy to taste.”


96 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The Marchesi Antinori 2017 Tignanello (made with Sangiovese and smaller parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) is a dark, exuberant, and inviting wine. I tasted my sample after a double decanting and was pleased by the profound nature of the wine and the immediate openness of the aromas. There is a symphony of dark fruit with black cherry, plum, spice, and sweet tobacco. I am particularly attracted by a distant hint of medicinal or menthol herb that I also discovered in other wines with fruit from the Tignanello estate in 2017. There's a drying mineral note of crushed chalk as well.

The heat and dryness of the vintage has added to the aromatic intensity of the wine (yields were reduced by a third), but the mouthfeel is carefully crafted to maintain its softness and smoothness. Fruit comes from a 57-hectare section of the Tenuta Tignanello from a vineyard that is located 390 meters above sea level with Alberese limestone rock and soils of marine origin. The wine is fermented in conical oak tanks and is aged up to 16 months in a combination of mostly French and some Hungarian oak, both new and neutral. Some 300,000 bottles were released in April 2020 after one year of bottle age.”



95 Pointz Vinous


“The 2017 Tignanello is dense, exotic, and flamboyant. Red berry fruit, cherries in liqueur, blood orange, wild flowers, and sweet spice are front and center in this sumptuous, racy Tignanello that is likely to drink beautifully right out of the gate. The Antinori team has done a terrific job with the 2017, a year in which heat and dry weather took with them 30% of the production.”


93 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A bit shy in aroma today, this red features plum, black cherry, earth, sanguine, and toasty oak flavors. Muscular and dense, firming up on the finish. Well-proportioned and long.”




Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


95 Pointz Decanter


“Forward plum and cherry aromas are accompanied by black pepper, clove, and the typical floral notes of the Chianti Classico area like orris and violet. Darker on the palate, it displays chocolate notes with a balsamic character - peppermint in depth - and a delicate coconut finish. Full and powerful, it has firm acidity and compact tannins, finding great balance due to its amazing concentration of fruit. Of the 50% new wood used in 2017, a small proportion of oak was sourced from Hungary, helping the wine to open up a little bit according to Antinori CEO, Renzo Cotarella.”




2016 Antinori Tignanello Reviews




A blend of 80% Sangiovese with about 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.


99 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

#1 Wine of Top Cellar Selections of 2020


“Marchesi Antinori 2016 Tignanello (Toscana). This fragrant, savory red carries aromas of underbrush, plum, blue flower, cocoa, and camphor on the nose. The polished palate boasts juicy Marasca cherry, ripe blackberry, licorice, tobacco, and an appealing hint of game. Silky tannins and bright acidity keep it balanced and elegant.”


98 Pointz Vinous


“The 2016 Tignanello is flat out stunning. Dark, dense, and resonant, the 2016 is a wonderfully complete wine that will provide readers with decades of pure drinking pleasure. The 2016 is especially dark and brooding, and yet the tannins are incredibly polished to the point of being perceptible. In the glass, the 2016 is complete and regal, perhaps because of the super-classic blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. The pedigree of the vintage comes through in the wine's extraordinary balance and total sense of finesse. I don't think there is another wine anywhere in the world made entirely from estate fruit that can match Tignanello for quality, consistency, and value within its peer group of top-flight reds.”



97 Pointz James Suckling


“Wonderful aromas of pine needles, rosemary, fresh mushrooms, bark, and dark fruit. Full body. Very tight and tannic backbone. Racy and driven. Undertones of orange peel and wet earth. Even licorice and mint. Great finish. Better after 2021, but exciting to taste now.”




97 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“To hit the market in June, the 2016 Tignanello is a rock-solid wine and a stunning beauty. The wine offers an impeccable level of precision and laser-focus delivery of fruits, spices, tilled earth, espresso beans, and Mediterranean herbs. This vintage follows the classic blending formula of 80% Sangiovese with about 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc. The vines are now 15 to 20 years old. Compared to the 2015 vintage that ultimately appeared more chewy and succulent, this expression from the iconic 2016 vintage is more vibrant, nervous, and jazzed. It shows more savory spice, saltiness, and minerality, with a beautifully integrated quality of tannins. Some 320,000 bottles were produced. This wine is at the top of the list of some of the best Tignanello ever made, including the vintages 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2015.”



97 Pointz Wine Spectator


“There is something extra in the quality of the black cherry and black currant fruit, accented by violet, mineral, and oak spice hints. Shows superb energy and a refined structure. Very intense, complex, and long. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.—Non-blind Tignanello vertical.”


96 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“The 2016 growing season saw warm temperatures without any big heat spikes, allowing even ripening and yielding a vibrant, harmonious Tignanello with plenty of aging potential. Brisk acidity draws out the wine’s deeply concentrated flavors of blackberry, cherry, and plum into an energetic evolution across the palate. Notes of tobacco, subtle spices, and dark chocolate emerge to add dimension to the fruit tones, the flavors woven together in a seamless, silky texture.”




Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


18/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine


"80% Sangiovese, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc. Those Bordeaux varieties play a significant role on the nose, lending strong blackcurrant fruit on the palate, combining beautifully with the black cherry and violet of the Sangiovese. There's plenty of acidity on the palate, succulent oak, and youthful black fruit with superb persistence. Just a hint of leather and liquorice on the finish (which increases as the wine develops in the glass), and perhaps a medicinal sort of character too. Very finely tannic. Perfectly chiselled, with impeccable fruit to enjoy now, but a great deal of complexity waiting for the future.”





2015 Antinori Tignanello Reviews





98 Pointz 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?”



98 Pointz Vinous


“Once again, the 2015 Tignanello is stunning. Sweet, floral notes give the 2015 striking aromatic intensity to play off a core of red Sangiovese fruit. In 2015, the Sangiovese is a bit higher than the norm, which comes through in the wine's flavor profile. The tannins are also a bit biting at this stage, but that won't be an issue in time. Bright red cherry, plum, blood orange mint, and sweet floral notes build into a finish laced with energy and tension. The 2015 is utterly captivating. That's all there is to it.”


96 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2015 Antinori 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.”


96 Pointz Wine Spectator

#24 Top 100 Wines of 2018


“A rich, dense Antinori Tignanello, the 2015 features cherry and blackberry fruit, verging on plummy, with graphite and tar notes. Delivering beautifully integrated tannins, this is a powerhouse and should unfold for decades. Shows terrific balance and length.”


95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2019


“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.”


94 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“The Tignanello vineyard shares the same hillside with the vines that produce Solaia, and experienced a similar growing season in 2015. Primarily Sangiovese, with small amounts of Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc, the 2015 Tignanello achieves richness without verging into opulence, its ripe cherry flavors buoyed by acidity and laced with notes of tobacco, anise, and damp earth. The tannins are suave, like soft leather, and a cool ferrous note firms up the finish.”




2014 Antinori Tignanello Reviews




96 Pointz Vinous


“The highlight in this range, the exquisite 2014 Tignanello is all about persistence and understated class. The aromatics alone are captivating. Sculpted, finely delineated flavors add to the wine's vivid personality. Because of the challenges posed by the growing season, the blend leans more heavily toward Cabernet Sauvignon than is typically the case. Above all else, though, the 2014 is all about harmony, and there is plenty of that here. Unfortunately, production is down 30%.”


95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Exotic spice, cedar, purple flower, forest floor, and wild berry are some of the aromas you’ll find in this fragrant, focused red. It’s loaded with finesse, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, cassis, star anise, and white pepper with remarkable precision. It’s fresh and balanced by vibrant acidity and elegant, fine-grained tannins.”


94 Pointz James Suckling


“Really pretty aromas of currants and roses follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins, and a fresh finish. Very well done for 2014 and a wonderful Tignanello to drink now or later.”




93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Tignanello has this amazing ability of always being, well, Tignanello. Its very DNA makes it among the most distinctive and recognizable wines in the world. I'm happy to report that this is also the case for the 2014 Tignanello that faced very different growing conditions compared to most. The wine is beautiful and balanced with sweet tannins and a supporting oak texture that is neatly folded at the back. The wine is all about measure and proportion, and it aspires to these goals with an impressive sense of natural harmony. This is not an overtly powerful or muscular expression. Instead, it shows a tasty, almost savory form of elegance. This vintage was made with 75% Sangiovese, which means that the Cabernet presence is a tad bigger than normal. Ultimately, this wine is more finessed and delicate, and I appreciate the careful tannic management on display here.”


93 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“Fine-grained tannins weave together this wine’s flavors of red cherries and summer strawberries, enlivened by cooling notes of bay leaf, mint, and sage. It feels balanced and harmonious, with soft-leather tannins that make it approachable in youth, though, with its lively acidity, it has the potential to improve over several years.”




2013 Antinori Tignanello Reviews




This wine is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc.



97 Pointz James Suckling


“This is amazing on the nose with blackberry, black truffle, dried cherry, and hints of tobacco. So complex on the nose. Almost no need to taste it. Full body, soft and velvety tannins, and a persistent, fabulous finish. The mouthfeel is magic.”


96 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2013 Tignanello represents the beginning of a new chapter for Italy's ultimate game-changer wine. The blend remains 80% Sangiovese with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc but Renzo Cotarella tells me "stylistically-speaking, this is what we wanted to achieve." The winemaking formula remains the same, but one of the major differences and benefits to this wine is vineyard age. The celebrated Tignanello single vineyard is now reaching 15 years old. In other words, it is in its production prime. This is a harmonious and beautifully integrated wine that reveals black fruit and baking spice. I'm told the 2014 Tignanello will have a greater percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2015 vintage will have more Sangiovese.”


95 Pointz Vinous


“The 2013 Tignanello is a real knock-out. Rich and intense, but also linear in style, the 2013 is endowed with superb energy from start to finish. In this vintage, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc character is especially evident, especially in the aromatics. Today, the 2013 is tightly wound and not ready to show all of its cards. Readers will have to be patient with the 2013, but the wine has plenty to say. Above all else, this is a remarkable level of quality for a wine with Bordeaux First Growth production (but not price) often in excess of 25,000 cases.”



95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Defined by licorice and black currant aromas and flavors, this is intense and harmonious. A crisp, vibrant feel pervades as this winds down, showing excellent length and a minerally element.”


94 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection

Best of 2017


“Vibrant and loaded with finesse, this blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc opens with enticing scents of red woodland berry, new leather, Asian spice, and a touch of menthol. The youthful palate delivers red currant, wild cherry, star anise, and clove alongside a backbone of firm acidity and polished, tightly wound tannins.”


92 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“Flavors of black currant and tobacco bring the influence of Cabernet Sauvignon (15 percent) and Cabernet Franc (5 percent) to the fore in this Sangiovese-based blend. Ample alcohol lends a Bourbon-like edge to the wine’s oak-derived accents of vanilla and coconut, but Sangiovese’s firm, raspy tannins guide the wine back toward red cherry flavors and into a long, smoky finish.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom



95 Pointz Decanter


“Winemaker Renzo Cotarella declared the 2013 to be one of the most vibrant Tignanellos Antinori has ever made. It recalls 2010 but is a slightly less powerful package. The Cabernet Sauvignon is particularly evident at the moment, with well-defined nuances of blackberry bush. Notes of fresh dark earth, red cherry, and minerality lurk underneath. The tannins are long and refined but not quite ready to relax their grip. Currently austere rather than generous, this needs time to knit together.”



2012 Antinori Tignanello Reviews




96 Pointz James Suckling


“Aromas of blackcurrants and blueberries with hints of lavender and violets. Full body, chewy and polished tannins, and a long, flavorful finish. A beautifully linear and polished red. Give it time to show it all but this is already a beauty. The depth and class to this are indeed impressive.”


95 Pointz Vinous


“The 2012 Tignanello is deep, rich, and voluptuous, yet also retains a distinct element of classicism in its focused, mid-weight structure. Dark red cherry, pomegranate, kirsch, spice, tobacco, and menthol open up in the glass, but only reluctantly. Firm veins of tannin and pulsating acidity give the wine its sense of energy and verticality. The mid-weight structure should allow the wine to open up in another few years. The 2012 isn't as powerful as the 2010 or exotic as the 2011, but rather is most similar to how the 2005 was in its youth. The 2012 is a Tignanello built on pure finesse and grace. I would not open a bottle before its tenth birthday, if at all possible.”



95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection

Best Wines of 2015


“Here’s a structured red with lots of finesse. It opens with alluring aromas of fragrant blue flowers, red berries, baking spices, and exotic herbs while the firm, vibrant palate delivers black cherry, crushed raspberry, clove, orange zest, licorice, and a sprinkling of white pepper. It’s still young but well balanced, with tightly woven but polished tannins and fresh acidity.”


93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2012 Tignanello is a very handsome wine with dark fruit nuances that extend far beyond the normal spectrum for Sangiovese (and the smaller percentages of French grapes that complete this wine). This vintage, that started off with a very hot summer and ended with a cool harvest season, show a little more spice and Mediterranean herb on the finish. Grapes were harvested at the end of September and delivered slightly less alcohol than previous vintages. There is a point of freshness but the tannins are mature and yielding. In fact, the tannic management is spot-on and is complimented by the velvety and rich nature of the mouthfeel. Pretty mineral accents add a lasting touch of complexity. The 2012 Tignanello has the qualities for a successful evolution.”


93 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“Although the warm growing season in 2012 required rigorous fruit selection at harvest, Antinori turned out a poised and complex version of Tignanello. A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon from a limestone-rich vineyard in Chianti Classico’s northwestern sector, it underwent malolactic conversion and about 13 months of aging in French and Hungarian oak barrels. A savory note of green olive punctuates flavors of blackberry and plum edged in spice, with layers of dark chocolate and dried mushroom giving depth to the lush fruit. Supple tannins guide the flavors to a long and harmonious finish.”


91 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Rich and finely woven, exhibiting plum, black cherry, spice, and tar aromas and flavors. Balanced and vibrant, with a long, energetic finish. Shows more elegance than power. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2025.”




2011 Antinori Tignanello Reviews




A blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.


95 Pointz James Suckling


“Ruby, rose, clear color. Fresh grapes, red fruit, marble, and stone on the nose. Paprika, some cinnamon, and fresh cherry on the palate. Light tannins develop structure and complexity.”



95 Pointz Vinous


“Kirsch, rose petal, pomegranate, exotic spices, and mint are woven together in a fabric of notable class in the 2011 Tignanello. An exotic wine that captures the essence of the year, the 2011 is endowed with magnificent complexity, nuance, and class. The silky, polished finish makes the 2011 incredibly appealing today, but the wines from this site have always aged very well. The 2011 is going to need time to shed some of its baby fat, but it will always remain extroverted and racy to the core. I can't wait to see how the 2011 ages.”


93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2011 Tignanello demonstrates a very ripe and fruit-forward personality with bursting cherry and blackberry folded within sweet spice, moist tobacco, and honey-almond paste. Its texture is heavy and dense with sticky spots of sweetness (the alcohol is recorded at 14.5%). With such a fruit-heavy personality, the wine doesn’t reach the soaring heights or brilliant complexity we see in cooler vintages. It should veer toward a greater sense of focus and tightness with more bottle age.”



93 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“One of the first Super Tuscan wines, this iconic blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc opens with aromas of scorched earth, underbrush, ripe plum, and a whiff of blue iris. The palate offers dried black cherry, prune, mocha, licorice, and clove. Assertive but refined tannins provide the framework.”


93 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Well-defined by lively acidity, with densely woven cherry and plum fruit. The serious tannins are matched by a long, savory finish.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


93 Pointz Decanter


“An exuberant, full-figured, and precocious wine, portraying the generous warmth of the year. Macerated berries, cherry compote, and dried Mediterranean herbs waft from the glass. On the palate ripe fleshy plum and black cherry are girdled with lavish tannins. While this vintage might not have the tension or freshness of previous and subsequent years, its heritage remains evident.”




2010 Antinori Tignanello Reviews



This wine is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.


96 Pointz 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.”

96 Pointz Vinous


“2010 Antinori 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.”


95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection


“Blackberry, 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.”


94 Pointz 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.”



94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“The 2010 is intense, fresh, and taut, with an underlying mineral element buoying the cherry and currant flavors. Shows fine balance and length.”




Bobus Reviews

United Kingdom


96 Pointz Decanter


“This demonstrates amazing aromatic complexity. Balsamic herbs like rosemary, sage, and thyme meet red forest berries, sous-bois, creosote, and warm stones. There is a sinewy precision to the tannin and lively succulent acidity, both of which are seamlessly integrated with the elegantly restrained fruit. Still tightly wound, it could do with a bit more time to expand on the palate and will offer plenty of drinking pleasure for years to come.”


17.5/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine


“Tasted alongside Solaia 2010, this had a very similarly ripe, luscious texture with well-worked tannins but with more acidity and vitality. The tang and savour of Sangiovese is wonderfully complementary to the super-smooth physical impact of this wine. You could actually drink it with pleasure already in 2014.”




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