Grape: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon e 5% Cabernet Franc

 

The 2008 Tignanello is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. The 2008 isn’t a huge or obvious Tignanello, rather it is a wine that impresses for its sublime elegance and precision. Understated layers of fruit caress the palate like cashmere in this impeccable, soft wine. There is not a hard edge to be found. Black cherries, tobacco, smoke and licorice are some of the notes that come through on the finish. The flavor profile is decidedly on the dark side, but the wine’s structure is medium in body and intensity. In 2008 the Tignanello has more energy, focus and length than the Solaia. It is a fabulous achievement! The 2008 Tignanello is 80% Sangiovese aged in 300-liter French oak barrels (1/3rd new), 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, both aged in 100% new 225-liter French oak barriques.

-Robert Parker-

 

When to drink: 2014 to 2024

 

Wine Advocate Robert Parker: 94/100

Wine Enthusiast: 94/100

James Suckling: 93/100

Vinous Antonio Galloni: 94/100

Gambero Rosso 3 Bicchieri

 

 

Tignanello 2008 IGT, Antinori

€94.00Price