Antinori   Tignanello

2017 Tignanello

By Antinori

2017 Tignanello from Antinori, Tuscany, Italy

The 2017 vintage of the Tignanello from Antinori is a diamond gem in the plethora of fine wines from Italy. An Antinori classic that needs no introduction, this Tignanello is a testament to the careful blending of the Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc varieties nurtured in the Tuscan sun.

 

A Rich Palette from a Challenging Season

Making superb wine requires harmony between nature and human intervention. 2017 was a challenging season marked by a hot and dry climate. Yet, like any great producer Antinori turned this challenge into triumph. Despite the reduced yield, the concentrated grapes resulted in an extraordinary blend with notes of ripe red fruits framed by sweet spices and toast. A tribute to resilience and innovation amidst adversity.

 

A Taste of Tuscan Mastery

The accomplished hands at Antinori nurtured these vines to reveal the inherent intensity of the harvested grapes in the 2017 Tignanello. The result: a wine resounding with harmonious balance between freshness and softness, accentuating burnt cocoa, gallnut, tamarind, and currant leaf nuances not usually found in other Tignanello's vintages.

 

Investment Potential for the Discerning Aficionado

The Tignanello from Antinori is indicative of careful investment in viticulture techniques over time to harness optimum value from each harvest season. History has proven its consistency in high yields making it a favoured investment choice for fine wine enthusiasts. Add to this its appeal of exclusivity with just over 300,000 bottles produced and you have a compelling display of remarkable winemaking.

With its allure and Antinori's promise of longevity, the 2017 Tignanello sits as an icon within the pantheon of fine wines from Italy. An opportunity for investors in fine wines to add a dash of Tuscan panorama to their portfolio, capturing the resilience and triumph of this vintage.

Current market price

HK$12,450.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

81.25

Scores and tasting notes

96

The Marchesi Antinori 2017 Tignanello (made with Sangiovese and smaller parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) is a dark, exuberant and inviting wine. I tasted my sample after a double decanting and was pleased by the profound nature of the wine and the immediate openness of the aromas. There is a symphony of dark fruit with black cherry, plum, spice and sweet tobacco. I am particularly attracted by a distant hint of medicinal or menthol herb that I also discovered in other wines with fruit from the Tignanello estate in 2017. There's a drying mineral note of crushed chalk as well. The heat and dryness of the vintage has added to the aromatic intensity of the wine (yields were reduced by a third), but the mouthfeel is carefully crafted to maintain its softness and smoothness. Fruit comes from a 57-hectare section of the Tenuta Tignanello from a vineyard that is located 390 meters above sea level with Alberese limestone rock and soils of marine origin. The wine is fermented in conical oak tanks and is aged up to 16 months in a combination of mostly French and some Hungarian oak, both new and neutral. Some 300,000 bottles were released in April 2020 after one year of bottle age.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 4 June 2020

Vintage performance