Was surprised as this didn't show much sign of being old. Still firm tannins and a really nice pencil lead and black fruit thing. Nice acidity. As it warmed up, it lost some of its structure and started to show a little bit of funk.
Double blind. Browning rim, licorice, some torrefacted coffee scents, dirt, raspberry, cranberry, still quite tannic and showing some rust too. Red cherry, rusty, rhubarb palate. Ungenerous at first but most improved with some steak.
This showed almost nothing at first, but after a while starting exhibiting a soft, round. light profile that still wasn;t too promising. But the wine gradually put on weight over the course of a few hours, and turned into a marvelous drink. Stunning aromatics and great balance of grace and power. Mature and showing beautifully.
Tasted double blind. Spicy scents mingle with fruit leathers, rhubarb, and nutmeg. Thyme and rosemary dance on the edges of the nose as well. Medium bodied, fruit leather palate (cherry). Hints of maraschino cherries and baked apple pie as well. Complex. Old books on the finish. This is really nice and calming. If you are having a stressful day, drink this wine.
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(Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT) Very dark red violet color; tart black fruit, herbal, currant nose; tight and/or shut down, tart black fruit, tart currant, iodine palate; needs 3-4 years yet; medium-plus finish 92+ points
(Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT) Slightly opaque, medium dark red violet color; intriguing, slightly smoky, ripe black fruit, herbal, oregano nose; plush, spicy, plum, black fruit, with nervosity and minerality; medium-plus finish
(Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT) Dark red violet color with pale meniscus; touch of brett, nice dried cherry, dried berry, mint and bramble nose; tasty, tart berry, black fruit, graphite, deep palate, needs a few more years; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.