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  • Marchesi Antinori, Tignanello 2018 750ML

Marchesi Antinori, Tignanello 2018 750ML

327 SGD
Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Vintage
2018
Type
Red Wine
Format
750ML
Rating
Robert Parker 98
Description

This wine brought to mind precise imagery of tailcoats, striped dress pants, wingtip collar shirts and other gentlemen's fashion choices from the Roaring Twenties. Sporting a retro but classic personality, the Marchesi Antinori 2018 Tignanello is quite the dapper and jovial wine that hits the market just as much of the world is emerging from a dark chapter of lockdowns and coronavirus curfews. I love the optimism that springs bright with such clarity and detail from within this blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The 2016 vintage was a benchmark for sure, but I prefer the 2018, thanks to that tinge of nostalgia or emotion that is so deftly rendered in this cool, long growing season.

The 2018 vintage offers a deconstructed Tignanello upon first inspection because you can clearly make out the varietal typicity of the grapes, especially the green spice and white pepper of the two Cabernets, along with aromas of crushed limestone that recall the white rocks carefully placed in the vineyards to protect the rows. The wine's fruit weight is contained and polished, and there are no exaggerations, excesses or loose ends. The results are calculated and exacting, especially if you consider the tannic management (with aging in both new and used Hungarian and French oak for up to 16 months) and the quality of the elegant mouthfeel. With time in the glass, those deconstructed elements converge to create unity and balance. The Tignanello vineyard is 57 hectares and sits at a breezy 390 meters above sea level with alberese and galestro soils. Those elevations proved important for shedding excess humidity at the end of this 2018 growing season. Production for this excellent wine is an impressive 345,000 bottles.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Berries
    Flavours may include:
    Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry
  • Stone Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Peach, Apricot, Plum
  • Floral
    Flavours may include:
    Rose, Violet, Elderflower
  • Woody
    Flavours may include:
    Cigar, Oak, Pine, Wet Woods
Pivēne's Words
The legacy of Super Tuscan
Pivēne's Words
Drink Guide
Appreciating wine can be enhanced even further if its stored and served correctly.

Wine, for the most part, is a peculiar beverage and everything form the way the bottle is stored, to the way its opened; the way the cork is pulled, the decanter thats used and the glass its served in, can have an immense effect on the outcome.

The sommeliers of PIVENE recommend the following for how to get the best out of this wine;

How to Enjoy

Glassware
Bordeaux
Serving Temperature
14°C to 16°C
Decant Time
30 to 60 Minutes
Decant Type
Medium and Broad
Food Pairings
Beef, Mature/Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pasta, Pork, Poultry, Spicy Food, Vegetarian
Cuisine Recommendations
Italian

Marchesi Antinori, Tignanello 2018 750ML

327 SGD

Marchesi Antinori, Tignanello 2018 750ML