Antinori   Solaia

1999 Solaia

By Antinori

1999 Solaia from Antinori, Tuscany, Italy

Shrouded in the mystic charm of the Tuscan hills lies a true gem of Italian wine - the 1999 Solaia by Antinori. As an echo of age-old traditions caressing the senses, this velvety vintage is as evocative as the classic portraits adorning the magnificent villas in its homeland.


Elegance encapsulated

True to its heritage, the 1999 Solaia is a majestic symphony of revered varietals that combine beautifully to produce a layered melange of flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon, its dominant grape, lends a striking identity punctuated by concentrated black currents and clove spices, while the subtle Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc components bestow an unexpected flourish with their tart cherries and blue floral nuances.

This enticing embodiment of complexity dances delicately on the palate — an aristocratic display in tune with the grandeur of its prestigious heritage.


Well-defined vintage

1999 was a notable year for Tuscany's vineyards – ideal weather conditions led to ripeness being achieved gradually, infusing depth and finesse in this exquisite fine wine from Italy. As the hallmark of a truly splendid vintage, the 1999 Solaia signifies an uncommon balance between genuine power and poised elegance.

The summer's adequate rainfall and comfortable temperatures imparted rich nuances onto the grapes, resulting in a wine that challenges and charms with every sip.


A wealthy indulgence

The 1999 Solaia, with its timeless allure and intricate fusion of tastes, holds tremendous potential for wine investment. Its evolved yet inviting character makes it appealing to those new in the wine investment sphere, while its enviable lineage and remarkable consistency over the years caters to the seasoned savant.

Fine wine investors seeking to traverse Italy’s vinous landscape will find the 1999 Solaia by Antinori a sophisticated addition to their collection, promising not just monetary appreciation but a delicious voyage into Tuscan tradition and mastery.

Collectively, it is fascinating, intoxicating, and profound. Epitomising passion and patience, the 1999 Solaia unfolds like a timeless Tartuffe, offering glimpses of its masterpiece act with each performance.

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The first two bottles I tasted of the 1999 Solaia were corked, but the third was brilliant. Its black/purple color is followed by a sumptuous bouquet of licorice, blackberries, mint, and cassis, all presented in a concentrated, medium to full-bodied, dense yet elegant style. Although still young, it is undoubtedly the qualitative equivalent of a Bordeaux first or second growth. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2016. Importer: Remy Amerique, New York, NY; tel. (800) 358-6002

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2002

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