The original Super Tuscan, Tignanello is produced exclusively from a 116-acre vineyard site at Antinori's Tignanello Estate. The 2007 Tignanello is intense ruby redin color with primary aromas of concentrated,ripe fruit and spice, which give way to mildernotes of vanilla and toast. Generous, richlytextured and intense on the palate, this winepossesses a complex structure and long persistentflavors with hints of chocolate, huckleberriesand black plums on the finish.The well-managed tannin blends perfectlywith the oak, for a complex and elegant wine.
Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "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. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2027."
Wine Enthusiast - "You can't help but love this wine. The richness, density and intensity are all outstanding and Tignanello is extraordinary in terms of aromas and flavors. The traditional formula for this groundbreaking super Tuscan was Sangiovese with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage sees 5% Cabernet Franc for additional texture and longevity."