Decanted and left on its own for half an hour. Pleasanty surprised by this wine which was recently bought at an auction. Dark cherries and black/blueberries nose. Some irony notes as well. In mouth it's round and rather fruit driven (prunes and dark fruits) with lovely balance and fully resolved tannins. Semi long. At peak now maybe. Takes about 2h to die down a bit as the acidity then seems to take over. 92-93p Stashed half the bottle back in the cellar with Argon gas seal. Will see what happens after a couple of days...
drank it July 2012 with Tignaello 2000 (92) and Ornellalia 2008 (95+), some oxidative notes, port wine nose, still present acidity, alcohol well integrated, long finish after chocolates, fruit is in the background, I guess this is the zenit or for people who like the reductive style just over the top
drank it 30/10/2011 at brandini, koblenz, Taglerini with porcini, a little bit oxidative, portwine notes, chocolate, portwine, super soft tannins, high acidity, alcohol well integreted,long aftertaste, I think this wine is at the top or just passed it
I'm a fan of Tig and have had other bottles from this vintage that showed better than this one did. While not a total dog or flawed in any conventional sense, it lacked the silk and nuance of maturity I remember and was somewhat hollow on the midpalate, a condition I'm going to guess was travel-shock from the five mile hike in a backpack to the restaurant. Ergo, no further judgement.
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(Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT) Dark red violet color with pale meniscus; lovely tobacco, leather and tart cassis nose; tasty, smoky, mushroom, leather palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish (poured blind for my friends, a couple of whom were guessing mature Pomerol, perhaps L'Evangile)