The 2007 Tignanello is ripe with promise for the future. The wine has just started its evolutionary track with aromas of blackcurrant, dried blackberry and cherry. This was a warm but balanced vintage that shows beautiful results today and exceeds my already high expectations. There is a steady thickness and determination to the wine that carries it forward. This was the last vintage made in the Tignanello winery before the structure saw a major overhaul. Given the staying power of this historic wine, I feel that this vintage will hold easily for another 20 years or more. (Monica Larner)
Big, rich and dense, this is still a bit closed despite being integrated. The velvety texture embraces cherry, plum, tobacco, iron and spice aromas and flavors. Long, with a terrific aftertaste.—Non-blind Tignanello vertical (October 2019). Best from 2023 through 2040. BS
Antinori's 2007 Tignanello is wonderfully ripe and seductive in its dark cherries, flowers, spices, tobacco, sage, cedar, mint and minerals. This is as opulent a Tignanello as I have ever tasted but there is just enough acidity and structure from the Sangiovese to keep things from going over the top. The wine's richness and warmth are such that in a blind tasting I mistook the 2007 Tignanello for a wine from Maremma! The dense, muscular fruit follows through to an impeccable finish with no hard edges and impossibly fine, silky tannins. Simply put, the 2007 is a magnificent Tignanello. The 2007 Tignanello is 80% Sangiovese aged in 300-liter French oak barrels (1/3 new), 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, both aged in 100% new 225-liter French oak barriques.
A highly aromatic wine with cinnamon-spiced redcurrant and raspberry fruits. This is rich, layered and full of pleasure as it slides towards 13 years old. There is a striking softness to the tannins that is pure seduction, coupled with dried leaf edging, as well as grilled and smoky rosemary with saffron touches. It has a saline, salty caramel finish that gives focus and freshness at the close of play. Drinking Window: 2019 - 2032
Tasted by: Jane Anson (at Ritz Carlton Shanghai, 16 Nov 2019)
Part of Antinori masterclass: Super Tuscans from 1999 to 2013
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