High extract, plenty of power and alcohol on the palate. From a 375ml bottle but still needs a lot more time to smooth the tannin out. Even an hour decant softened it up a little and started to bring the fruit forward but give it another 5 years. Wish I had another bottle to see how it develops - looks to have plenty of promise for the future.
This particular bottle was completely shut down. Nothing there but tannins and acids. There is good balance between the two and the fruit is lurking in the background. Just going to need to wait until at least three more years.
Highly extracted, very fruity, lots of cherries - both fresh and dried. High accidity, medium tannin. Flowing, medium+ body, dry tannin resembling black chokeberry finish. With time nose becomes more smoky, violets and menthol notes appear as well as pine needles. Quite tight at the moment, will improve. (92+)
Coming into its time although largely primary, a somewhat more new world style than older Tig, this is an excellent, lengthy wine, got better and better over evening, should go for 15-20 years. Got to love how grapes grow in Tuscany
Served with porterhouse at capital grille... It's been a year since the last one, has improved considerably... Tannins have softened up a lot, did decant but wasn't really necessary ... Beautiful aroma, floral accents, rich dark fruit, hints of cedar, succulent finish, sexy legs on the glass... Gave the waiter a taste to satisfy his curiosity and he loved it! Excellent Tig! Not to be missed .... Sadly only 1 2007 left in the cellar...
New York Wine Experience Trip; 10/14/2014-10/21/2014 (New York City, NY): A blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2007 Tignanello still has a youthful opaque ruby appearance. On the nose, it is effusive of black fruit, potpourri, earth and tree bark. Full-bodied, freshly acidic and with well-integrated alcohol, it wraps black fruit and spice flavors in a heavy cloak of fine-grained tannins. Mouth-filling throughout the middle palate, it closes long and a bit tart. Although this wine can certainly be accessed now, it should improve with further cellaring. Drink 2018-2035.
Youthful but primarily ready. Excellent wine. Mouthfilling, viscous sense we love. A basketful of tastes. Dark chocolates, dark cherries, slightly western in style. Not sure I'd pick this out as supertuscan blinded
Drank at WineC. 2nd bottle Was also brought which tasted similar but was different. This was down to the amount of the decanting time-mine for approx 3hrs tasted more complex, bigger and better integrated than the other which was decanted for 1hr aprox. Really enjoyable at the moment but years ahead. I will now wait for another 2-3 yrs before opening the next bottle and hope for some secondary ageing and flavours to emerge.
This is a beauty. But for the tell tale Sangiovese nose one might think this is a warm vintage Right Bank Bordeaux. It is deep and lush with sweet tannins, black fruit flavors and gorgeous tart acidity in the mouth and on the finish. I decanted it several hours before dinner and the aromatics commanded attention, with violets and tar and kirsch and, of course, black tea. The only surprising thing is that even with the lengthy decant, it tightened up as we neared the end of the decanter.
It has been over a year since I drank this previously and it was really softened and integrated, with early stage tertiary development. I wish I had about six more of these. A beautiful wine and rewarding experience.
Quite like a modernistic Bordeaux with round ripe plums and juicy currants showing now. Good acidity that probably will see this last another decade or two easily but really drinking hedonistically now.
It's finally ready. Wow..what a change since the last time I drank a bottle. Silky smooth tannins, gobs of glycerin and just a wonderful berry, earthy, leathery, smoky taste. Medium to heavy mouth feel and drinking beautifully right now. I didn't want the bottle to end.
This is by far my favorite Italian red and I wish I could personally thank Pietro Antinori for creating this. I told my family that if I could drink just one more bottle of wine in my life it would be this one. Enjoy !!
Fantastic wine. Deep purple colour. Dark fruits abound on the nose - black cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant. Dense and powerful sweet fruit on the palate of black cherries and blackberries are balanced out by more savoury charateristics of tobacco, aniseed, graphite and spice. Really fine, silky tannins - feels wonderful in the mouth. So balanced and complete.
Decanted 4hrs. My first Tignanello and what an introduction to this 80/15/5 blend of Sangiovese / Cab Sav / Cab Franc. Extremely alive and seductive nose, full of ripe dark berries, cedar, mint and balsamic. A few years ago, I might have been inclined to think it was the Cabernet that was showcasing the bouquet, but after having enough aged Chiantis over the last decade, it’s clear that the two grapes can share a lot of aromatic similarities, with the Sangiovese having that extra kick of balsamic to remind us of its Tuscan roots. The palate wasn’t nearly as open as the nose, but it will come in due time. Still, this wine is loaded with dark, tasty plums and spice, terrific mid palate of acidity and tannin that is seamlessly woven together in this opulent red. The finish impresses with its bite and staying power, but again, all is measured and very well constructed. I cannot wait to see where this goes in 5 to 10 years. Terrific wine.
Very dark colour. Bright red fruits with darker edge driven by nicely integrated finely charred oak. A hint of sweet sherbet zest with blueberry and violet accents. Attractive, perhaps not all that distinctive. Beautifully balanced, med wt, well fleshed, velvety. Darker on the palate with plums and tar/graphite. Oak char is well integrated but it's impact is still evident. Some light tobacco leaf, ink, with a tasty red berry core. Finishes very smoothly, with plentiful very fine tannins and gentle acidity. A well made attractive wine, just lacks a little in terms of personality for a better score.
Dark in colour, showing just a little discolouration, plums and dark cherries, liquorice, sweet spices, cedar on the nose. Quite evolved, complex and fine. Lovely fruit on the palate, powerful with great acidity and impressive tannic frame, very well balanced, slightly spicy, fresh and long. Starting to drink well, but great future. 93-95
Dark garnet. Pretty closed even after a couple of hours. Some darkcherry but a llittle overwhelmed by the tannin. Did not really budge over 3-4 hours. Felt the cabernet stood out in thisgiving it an austerity that did not subside. Will leave for a while more before trying again.
Verticale Tignanello: Un vin charmeur et fruité, aux tanins gommeux, boisé mais sans excès. Il a une texture dense et lisse, c'est mûr et bien fait, quoique un brin asséchant en finale. Belle qualité, tanins présents, à revoir dans 5 ans. 91 + pts
Wow! The quality of the wine can be felt already on the nose. Quite silky palate of red berries, blackberries and blackberry leaves, balanced and round but with its own caracter. Tannins seemed to be almost non-existent, or may be they are well wowen into the stucture of the wine. Pure pleasure. (A)
Surprisingly drinking ok at PNP and then better and better over three hours. A relatively big wine. will leave the rest for a year or two at least but decided to try based on other cellar tracker comments. If you have to try it you won't be disappointed -one rarely is with Tignanello- but if you can wait you will almost certainly be rewarded. Or have your cake and eat it if you have enough in your cellar. Clearly I'm not able to come down either side here .
NYE at "The Yellow Plum" in NJ. A beautiful wine that came into its own after an hour in the decanter, cherries and plum with herbs and a touch of coffee dominate the very smooth palate. A nice linger finish was the perfect way to end one year and start the next.
Très beau Toscan, intense et velouté. Un nez sur les fruits noirs et les herbes avec un peu de cuir. En bouche, texture satinée et belle acidité. Des notes de cerises et de fleurs avec un peu d`élevage. Long et persistant.
Friday Night Double Blind Tasting $60+ (Bin 75): Dark core with ruby rim; tar, roses, some oak, dark brambly fruit, menthol, rust, ash; sweet cherry, drying, tobacco, cedary; very young but still tasty, I would prefer a few more years on it.
Absolutely gorgeous bottle of wine! Popped and poured. It was fresh, flavorful, smooth as silk right out of the bottle. Consumer over two hours and it kept getting better and better. I'm not sure this will improve, as it is already fabulous!
Just like previous vintages, Tignanello is a solid Super Tuscan. Always leaves me wanting just a bit more from it, but seldom disappoints if ever. Dark cherry, cedar, spice. A bit too young, wasn't as giving in it's primary stage as other reviews suggested.
Copious dark flavors and succinct at the same time. Gliding and enlightening, this shows pedigree and an ability to slumber. Silky in tannin and nicely concentrated. There's tobacco, plumb, raisin, camphor and wild mushroom. The finish gains length over time. Drink now - 2023.
I must really like this vintage because I have consumed three bottles within about a month and each time my rating has increased sequentially. It is highly refined and balanced with pronounced but not overly aggressive fruit and excellent complexity for a young Tignanello.
Simply beautiful wine. I was wavering somewhere in the 92 to 94 pt range, but this wine just continued to bloom in the glass, and I found myself savoring every last drop in the decanter. This wine is certainly approachable, but please, for the love of God, give it a couple hours to air to show you what it can do. Just a classic old world feel for a "Super Tuscan".
Outstanding Tignanello, marries power and weight with an elegant and sleek profile, concentrated and beautifully balanced, seamless, velvety texture, fresh core, excellent length. A thing of beauty. Ready now, will last until 2020. At Ron Gastrobar in Amsterdam.
Early autumn gathering with friends: First time having this wine. Medium to dark ruby. Nose of black cherry, hint of plum and tobacco. Beautiful fruit on the palate, with hint of wood and tobacco. Soft tannins and medium to long finish. Beautiful wine.
Much better than the first I had two months ago! Drank at my wife Irina's 36th B-Day Party with friends! Select guests who were treated to this wine loved it! Fantastic bottle - opened up nicely with an hour in a large decanter. Loads of concentrated cherry and other dark fruits. Served with lobster mac n cheese and roasted whole fillet. The 2007s are clearly open for business... Time to purchase the 2009s before they evaporate from the market!
Superb Tignanello - did not have opportunity to decant but it developed nicely over the course of a couple hours. Masculine, acids a bit high at first but softened with air. Soft though firm tannins. Dark leather, dust, black plum. Well balanced, long finish. Excellent.
The wine was decanted for more than 4 hours. Tasted blind alongside Vega Sicília Único 2003, Vina Almaviva's EPU 2006 and one Amarone I don't recall. The Tignanello along with the Vega stood out immediately from the glass. Could easily be mistaken for a 1st Growth with the same Strong berry, leather and earthy notes. As time passed by and dinner came to an end, the Italian beat the Spanish to death. Great wine and perhaps the best Tignanello I have tasted.
Decanted two hours. Nice nose of dark fruits, sour cherry, florals, iron, mineral. tobacco, and spice. On palate, walled off but lots lurking in the background with blackberry, red currant, sour cherry, tobacco, leather, spice. Long finish with stern tannins and high acids. Built for the long haul. Hold for a while.
Deep mineral core with nice purple fruit, light smoke, some savory olive and game touches. Some strong New World components but still a great presence of tobacco and leather surrounded by volcanic rock. Palate is brooding yet still shows great acidity on the finish. Still very young this needs an hour or two in the decanter prior to serving.
decanted 2.5 hours and served with grilled beef tenderloin, sauteed mushrooms, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Great pairing and great wine. pretty floral nose. Utterly soft and smooth mouthfeel, with the fruit fresh but not dominant and layer after layer of wood & tobacco notes accenting around the edges. Tasted blind, I probably would have guessed Bordeaux. To my palate, this is definitely open for business already even though I think it will go & evolve for years and years. This is right in my wheelhouse.
Decanted for two hours before tasting. Dark inky purple core, pink rim. Lovely nose with hints of black cherries, blackcurrants, forest floor, menthol, vanilla, cedar-wood and spices. The sweet, concentrated fruit flavours carry over to the palate where they’re balanced out nicely by a generous amount of acidity and a firm tannic grip. It’s definitely no crime to open this now, as it’s pretty impressive already. I do, however, feel that it has the potential to improve further over the next three to five years. If it continues to develop secondary flavours, while at the same time retains fruit and sheds some of those burnt coffee-bean bitter tannins, this wine can become truly outstanding.
Still very young and tannic. Very elegant bouquet of dark fruit and leather. Very refined on the palate with good balance. Sadly I think I did not decant it long enough(1 hour). I will wait for longer for the next one
Very, very good. I have been a Tig fan for a long time, and this is the best vintage i have tasted. Elegant and polished, with vibrant acidity and impressive length. An excellent effort...should drink well over the next decade.
Very open nose, almost overseas merlot note, certainly due to the warm vitage. Sweet attack, full bodied, opulent in every way, but still retaining the acidity from the Sangiovese grape. Very nice now, but did not hold up for the second day. Probably wise to start drinking up.
An atypical but fantastic showing of Tignanello. The 2007 Tignanello, the fruit of a warm vintage in Tuscany, is dark, densely-aromatic and fantastic on the palate. On the nose, it is one of the most complex Tuscan wines I've tasted so far ... offering lots of plum, rhubarb, jasmine tea, liquorice and brown sugar. On the palate it is rich and yet so elegant. It was drank over the course of three days and got better each day. A must buy for Tuscan wine lovers. It can easily cellar for 15 to 20 more years. Stock up on the 07' Tignanello! Purchase price: 102 CAD
The 2007 Tignanello is outstanding, loaded with aromas and flavors of blackberry, currant, spice, pencil lead, tobacco and even some mocha. A dense plush style with round silky tannins and plenty of depth. The long finish echos dark fruits. 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. (Best 2012-2023) - December, 2012 (JD)
Black cherry and cassis on the nose with graphite, blood, lilacs, leather, tobaco and cacao oak. Fullbodied and refreshingly structured palate. Chewy but grippy. Dark fruit, graphite and oak toast. Tightens up from mid-palate on. Good length. Nicely balanced effort for such a seemingly young wine. Not too heavy on the fruit.
Deep ruby color and an quite subtle nose, that certainly leads towards Bordeaux. The Cabernet gives lots of fresh black fruit, and the sangiovese brings meat to the table. It is deep, fleshy and fresh. It also offers a steely minerality, that does remind me off some napa cabernets. It is a lovely effort that fully lives up to my expectations. I would happily keep it for another 6-10 years, but it is drinking wonderfully now.
Surprisingly approachable and forward. Medium ruby-garnet. Elegance, refinement and complexity are the words that best describe the nose impression: intensely floral with red and darker cherries, stewed berrys, deeply roasted arabica, sandalwood, etheral herbal scents and hints of cedar and earth. Medium-bodied and silky on the palate, with freshness, firm yet juicy tannins and balancing acidity. Long aftertaste. A classic wine's classic vintage. Enjoyable as it is at this stage, my guess is that it will improve further over the next decade.
PnP. Started out with coffee, cedar and dark fruits. Evolved over the evening and (after a night in the fridge) the next day to show more ripe red fruits - cherries, strawberries - and cocoa. Well balanced. Lighter than I expected, but really a wonderful wine.
I decanted the wine for two hours, poured it back into the bottle and consumed it over two days. It offered ripe fruits, cherry, rose petals, some leather, some cedarwood and roasted coffee beans (the latter changing to coffee and cocoa with time) on the nose. Even after two hours in the decanter the wine still was tightly wound, and almost seemed one-dimensional on the palate at first glance. With more attention and time the palate revealed ripe fruits, cherry, chocolate, some coffee, a hint of tea and an earthy touch, paired with good acidity, fine and smooth tannins and good grip. The medium-bodied wine was juicy, and apart from the alcohol being a little out of balance also very round, with a plush and slightly creamy texture. It kept improving with air. On day two the fruit seemed a little riper and more raisiny, and the tannins seemed a little dustier, and I potentially preferred the wine on day one. Start drinking in 2014.
Dark purple hues with an ethereal fragrance of fresh Tuscan earth, oak and herbs. Densely-packed, this fills the mouth with full-bodied flavors of raspberry, dark cherries, currants, fruit cake, tobacco, cinnamon, vanilla, green olives, and a slight hint of mint. Very lively acidity with a heightened spirit of 14% alcohol, and yet has a warm feel to it - just the right balance to deliver a wow factor. This is just fantastic! Drink now until 2025.
finally opened after 3 hours... sweet nose of flowers, candies and honeyed chrysantium flowers mixed with a bit of mushroom and plastic, thick grapejuice on the palate, though tannins apparent upon popping, its gently fading upon decanting... still a bit too strong, guess will not try it again within a couple years
This is a young-ish wine, but oh-so-good. Lovely herbs on the nose, a dash of mint and some ripe raspberries also. Flavours of licorice, black berries, oak, vanilla and a hint of tobacco round of the acidity and medium-length finish. Drinking nicely now, perhaps a TOUCH too young, but will be amazing in 4-5 years i think
This is just a magnificent young wine. It's gorgeously perfumed, with a silky mouthfeel, and with layer on layer of aromas: ripe, sweet fruits (black cherries, stewed strawberries), sandalwood, furniture polish... For all the flavour, it's light on its feet, with enough acidity to bring everything into focus. This is lovely to drink right now, but no doubt will evolve into something equally wonderful with further time in bottle.
- It's balanced with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Deep dark and opaque purple cored with purple rim. Cassis, tobacco, blackberry and herbaceous notes on the nose. Blackberry, vanilla, oak, hay and straw on the palate. Very chewy tannins, with long finish. Many years to go for this vintage.
Drank at lunch in Liverno. Lovely richness on the nose but retains great lift. Tobacco, red fruit, and spice appear in both the palate and the nose. A great wine and really looking forward to the upcoming visit.
Tried it at a Super Tuscan Tasting at Pappas Brothers' Steakhouse. One of the better wines of the evening. 80% Sangiovese, with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Really oustanding and very elegant. It has plenty of life left, and will not really reach its peak until 2015 or so.
Big wine. Sweet dark cherries with a very smooth finish. Started well and got much better as it sat for a couple of hours. Still seems young. Will - try - to hold off drinking for a few years as I suspect it will only get better. Bottle of Krug last night, and this today. Not a bad way to end and start the year.
Siger man supertoscanere, popper navnet Antinori automatisk op på tungen. Denne vinproducent er så absolut den mest kendte og respekterede i Toscana, Italien. Antinori har "speciale" i supertoscanere oftest under betegnelsen IGT-vine, men producerer også Chianti Classico vine af høj kvalitet.Antinori familien er blandt de ældste vinavlerfamilier i Italien. Allerede i 1300-tallet påbegyndtes vindyrkning og i 1985 kunne man således fejre 600-års jubilæum.
Antinori er en meget moderne virksomhed med lyst og vilje til at eksperimentere på trods af århundreders erfaring med vinproduktion. Virksomheden ledes i dag af Marchese Piero Antinori, som er kendt for at indføre nye og utraditionelle metoder for at opnå den høje kvalitet.
På et tidligt tidspunkt begyndte man at eksperimentere med fremstillingen af Chiantivin. Med nye drue-sorter og med hjælp af moderne teknik er det lykkedes at frembringe en første klasses og velrenommeret vin Tignanello. Antinori ejer i dag 8 vingårde i Italien.´
Nice fruit nose. Sangiovese dominated palate is juicy, cabernet and oak tannin structure is awkward though softened some with time in the glass. Seemed to me not excellent sangiovese and falls short of super tuscan blend success. May be just too young. Very good but a disappointment given expectations.
Deep purple blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Frank Prial in the New York Times years ago: "There is an old story about Voltaire writing to the original Louis Latour to compliment him on his wine. "I serve your Beaune to all my friends," he wrote, "but your Volnay I keep for myself." For me the Tignanello is in the latter camp.
Opened and directly pourred in the glass, so the wine started closed and tightly knit (perfect deep colour). The first impression was a load of alcohol, but after 30 minutes secundary notes in the nose and in the taste came through. I thought it was the 2006, because I suggested the 2007 Tignanello would show more elegance. For me the wine has a long way to go to reach the level of the 2004, but as always a very good effort.
A great balanced wine where nothing is overpowering. Black fruit, vanilla, truffle and spice, all is present but still young. With the pheasant pasta and truffle it was superb. If you want to drink it without food I would wait another 3-5 years.
Could have used some more time open or time in a decanter as it seemed to open up and get better over a couple hours. A little closed and dusty at first, but nice blend of strawberry and cherry and a little vanilla.
Italian Wine Tasting @ Binny's (Lake Zurich Binny's): Ruby red in color. Open on the nose with notes of dark berries, mocha and spice. On the palate this wine is still so young, big dusty tannins and a long finish. This needs a long decant or more time in the cellar to really shine.
modern and structured beauty. to me, this takes an "everyday" $100 napa cab style and infuses it with a great personality (in functional term probably is acidity) that keeps it lithe and balanced throughout the whole bottle
Although not undrinkable the bottle was definetely not up to par - we suspect that it was exposed to too much sun as the dealer had them in his window when we bought in Cortona. This resulted in the Wine being just a shadow of out expectation - lacking in nose and being thin with very shallow fruit.
Ein immer noch sehr junger Wein, aber dafür schon mit erstaunlichem Potenzial. Wird sich in den nächsten Jahren noch definitiv weiterentwickeln. Bereits jetzt ein sehr intensiver Geruch begleitet von einem ausdrucksstarken und ausgewogenen Geschmack. Im Abgang noch etwas kurz und nicht so kräftig wie beim Tignanello gewohnt, aber dass wird sich nach weiteren Jahren Flaschenreifung einstellen.
Recommended by Dr. Cas. Decanted and tasted serially over 3 hours.
Dark reddish-purple, thinning on the robe with a small garnet. Nose of cassis liquor, vanillin, french oak/tobacco, faint graphite and green pepper. Slightly sweet, red currant, more tobacco moving back on the ample mid-palate to black tea, oak, nutmeg with medium-full mouth feel. There is good balance here due to the pleasant acidity. Finish is darker fruit, french oak, somewhat bittersweet tannin balances the acidity.
My first Tignanello - this is clearly a serious wine with loads of flavor and complexity. This beats the Oreno of the same vintage in my book, albeit at a slight premium.
Heat damaged. It had a great beginning (lovely nose) and long menthol finish, but nothing much in between. Definitely a great bottle, but bought from a shady retailer (wineontheway. com). Apparently, bottle was heat damaged either when first arrived there or due to improper storage, they wiped off the seepage and send it out to the customer and blame it on the heat on the way there. Evident wipe mark on the outside of the foil. Cut off the foil and saw much of the remained dried seepage. Shame on you wineontheway.
In my opinion and compared to other vintages of the same wine of prior years I believe this is still a young wine to be consumed. I would give it a couple of years and then probably will open very nicely.
For me, clearly a classic vintage of Tig....expressive, very typical dark cherries, blackberry and raspberry, some leather, lots of spice and still-apparent but not overdone oak. Delicious, and maybe my favorite Tig of the decade (with my second favorite probably being the '04).
Very intensive nose of red berries and slight leather. Color Port wine-ishly purple with a touch of maroon in the edges. Surprisingly soft and round yet powerful palate with strong dark fruits, herbs and a touch of leather. Some oakiness that was more felt than tasted; that of which could be tasted, was more in the vein of woody notes rather than those of vanilla. Lively acidity with strong, full and tannic body. Very strong and quite lengthy finish that made it seem that the flavors remained as strong as those on the mid-palate even though the wine had been swallowed. Elegant, floral notes with some heat in the finish. An excellent Super-Tuscan with loads of aging potential for a decade or so; currently it felt it was painstakingly young. However, not that much of QPR at 64€ for a bottle; with that price, you can get two or three excellent Chianti Classicos or Brunellos that have all that this wine carries, except for that swag you get for totting around a bottle of Tignanello. A legendary wine worth checking, but not worth bying, unless you can find one for under a fifty.
Deep ruby colour with purple rims Med+ intensity of aromas (dark cherry, crushed blackcurrants, cinnamon, leather, vanilla) Dry, Med+ acidity/body/alcohol, med tannins (soft and ripe), lovely flavours of black fruits + prune, sweet spices, lead pencil Excellent wine, concentrated and complex, very good length, a little "hotness" in midpalate but acidity and fruit come back with a vengenace in the finish.
Deep ruby, prounounced (for red) nose of black cherries and blackberries, vegetal notes, leather, raisins, cedar. about an hour later cocoa and mocha comes through. Dry, medium lovely acidity, firm yet silky tannins. Medium-body is supported by firm structure resulting in delicious mouth feel (texture). Complex yet less layered than expected. Long long finish. Delicious with the lamb loin and sautéed chicory prepared exquisitely by Francine Value/money = 8; expensive and good
Rosso luminoso rubino carico, naso alcol e legno , poi vira su fragole e prugna bianca, non si distende bene rimane schiacciato dal legno al naso, bocca calda , tannino gallico e ritorni di vaniglia, chiude amaro, proprio non mi è piaciuto.
No April fools' day wine! Had limited tasting opportunity. Tremendous. Clear medium-deep, ruby, rich complex nose of red fruits, cherries, strawberries, spice, cedar, tobacco. Very inviting. No disappointment on the palate, dry, low-medium acidity, firm yet integrated tannins, cherries, leather, very complex, a full bodied delight with long long finish. Had it with grilled meats and Arabian fare. Next bottle I will take apart. Value/money= 8.
Wine Festival Tasting Room, quick notes. Expressive nose of rich dark dried fruits, black cherry, tar, tobacco leaf, and spice. Lots of prune coming through on the palate, along with some tart plum, oak, saddle leather, and black pepper. Very dry, with a long+ finish and lots of chalky tannin. Very good.
Dark red in color..Nose: Dark cherries, plum, leather, cedar box and smoke...Palate: Dark and red fruit, leather, cedar, milk chocalate...Well balanced and silky on the palate..Drinking really well for such a young wine..The tannins are fine and sweet..Really good juice...Cheers!!!
Deep garnet and ruby color. Nose was a little tight but then opened up to an intoxicating bouquet of dark cherries, creamy vanilla, slight oak/cedar box. Silky smooth mouth feel, this wine is balanced. Excellent wine.
Tried at tasting. Here is what I love most about this wine. We knew it was opened too young. We knew the oak would be a bit off balance. Regardless, it was still spectacular. Unlike other wines where you have *hope* that it will open up well with time, you *know* this wine will be amazing. The nose is intoxicating...the smell was evident from several feet away. From toasty oak to flowers, this was complex from the start. On the palate we got some sweet berries and coffee. The finish lasted close to a minute. At the moment, I have no idea which Tignanello is better: the 06 or the 07. But that says a lot about the consistency of this wine. I guess I will buy both and just wait for them to blow me away in the future.