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Community Tasting Notes (80) Avg Score: 92.1 points

  • Decanted and consumed over six hours. Welcoming nose full of fruit aromas. Taste of dark cherry flavors with a hint of chocolate. Smooth & lasting finish.

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  • Zachys Holiday Auction - Winter 2015 (Smith & Wollensky (48th & 3rd Ave)): Poured from a double magnum, this was decanted for prob 3-4 hours before we tasted. Sadly it was coming on the heels of the Grange and the Colgin and this wine is neither of those (or in that league). It is however a very nice approachable Italian wine that goes well with food.

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  • Ouverture de la bouteille, rapide passage en carafe, remis en bouteille et épaulée, laissée ouverte pour 12 heures avant la dégustattion.
    Superbe nez sur les épices, les cerises noires et les herbes.
    En bouche, ample, dense et précis. Belles saveurs de cerises, de moka, de tabac, d'anis et de balsam, beaux tannins aux grains fins sur une finale bien longue et vaporeuse.
    Excellent et encore de la place pour s'afiner et devenir encore meilleur.

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  • From half bottle. Decanted for about 90 min and drank over the next hour or so. Muted nose with faint earthy notes, on the palate unfortunately slightly corked but still drinkable, dark cherries, earth, a touch of chocolate, fine to medium tannins almost entirely integrated, medium finish.
    Not very complex or aromatic but a very solid wine in a mediocre Tuscany vintage that showed even better with the Spaghetti Bolognese at home than on its own. Certainly in its drinking window from half bottle.
    I admire the consistency of Tignanello, and also how balanced Super Tuscans like Tignanello or, at a higher level and price point, Sassicaia drink nowadays at such a young age. At the same time, have had many vintages of Tig and never rated above 92 points, a bit like the Sociando Mallet of Super Tuscans, very good but never great, and unlike Sociando Mallet this consistency comes at a price premium due to the name.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/7/2013, (See more on 93 points

    (Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT) Very dark purple red violet color; rich berry, black currant, ripe black fruit nose; tight, tart black fruit, espresso, cedar palate with good acidity; needs 6-plus years to fully integrate; medium-plus finish (80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc)

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