Still very tight lots of intensity and concentration, lots of wood, ripe tannins but the whole thing is a bit closed up currently. It needs at least another couple of years before I would approach again. Potentially a bad bottle as I had a couple of bottles in December and although young it was much more open.
Drank with a 1991 that was corked, and a 2001 that tasted in its prime. This 2008 by comparison could for sure use some maturing. Compared to the 2001, this wine had little nose, and none of the mustiness that the older bottle had. The 2008 also had odd sweet notes that I expect will dissipate with time. Hold off until 2017 or 18 before opening the next bottle...
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(Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT) Dark ruby color; tart plum, tart berry, floral, black cherry, cedar nose; tasty, tight, cedar, tart black fruit, tart berry, espresso palate; needs 5 years; medium-plus finish 92+ points
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