#8 on Wine Spectator's Top Wines of 2016!
Tignanello is the first and most consistent of the great Super Tuscans. Of course Antinori is the world famous producer of Tuscan wines, their history going back literally centuries and their vineyard holding unrivaled. The Tignanello Estate is located between the Greve and Pesa river valleys in the heart of the Chianti Classico appellation. In these 320 acres of vineyards, the Antinori family, more than anywhere else, has expressed its principles and working philosophy: reconcile tradition and modernity with wines that are strictly and authentically tied to their territories of origin. Solaia and Tignanello, the two iconic wines of the estate, have been defined by the international press as "among the most influential wines in the viticultural history of Italy" and are a constant symbol of the passion that drives the Antinori family's continual quest for greatness. In the superb 2013 vintage they succeeded in producing an outstanding Tignanello. Individual pick lots are vinted and aged separately in French and Hungarian oak barrels for twelve to fourteen months. James Suckling just scored this 2013 97 points and named it one of his Top 100 wines of 2016 saying "This is amazing on the nose with blackberry, black truffle, dried cherry and hints of tobacco. So complex on the nose. Almost no need to taste it. Full body, soft and velvety tannins, and a persistent, fabulous finish. The mouthfeel is magic. 80% sangiovese and 20% cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold." Wine Spectator named it #8 in their Top 100 Wines of 2016 with 94 Points saying "Aromas of graphite, smoke and tobacco introduce the cherry flavor in this expressive, focused red. Firm tannins and lively acidity balance the fruit and purity, while herbal, spice and mineral elements all gather steam as this plays out on the long finish."