Antinori   Tignanello

2004 Tignanello

By Antinori

2004 Tignanello from Antinori, Tuscany, Italy

The 2004 vintage of Tignanello from Antinori stands as a meaningful testament to the suitable growing conditions that were prevalent throughout Tuscany in this year. The season was characterised by an ideal mix of sun and rain, which allowed for perfect maturation of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc used in this incredible wine. The quality of Antinori's agronomical skills is well reflected in the unique attributes of this wine.


Distinctive elements of a memorable vintage

The autumnal rains preceding the 2004 harvest season bestowed a bounty on Tuscany's vineyards. As a consequence, we are met with the distinctive character of Tignanello, whose composition engenders an inherent vivacity and fulsome flavour profile. Considering its constitution and pedigree, this exemplary ‘Super Tuscan’ offers potential investors an assured step into Italian wine market.

The 2004 Tignanello presents an exuberant aromatic profile. Brimming with harmonious notes of dried cherry, tobacco and spice combined with a measured minerality that speaks truly of its Tuscan origins.


An opulent pause in Italy's fine wine chronicle

True to form, the weather rewarded Antinori with an abundance of regal crops, giving us an integral element to the beautiful body and balance in this example of fine wines from Italy. This particular vintage exhibits more lucidity and vibrancy than some of its precursors. Soaring with rich black fruit flavours and undertones of earthy spice; the imbibing experience it offers is nothing short of splendid.

Natural acidity is aggrandised by its composed tannin structure earning the 2004 Tignanello a deserving measure of longevity and potential for future appreciation. Placing a bottle in the cellar can prove to be an intriguing wine investment for first-time investors or seasoned collectors.

Rounded up, the 2004 Tignanello from Antinori is an encapsulation of an exceptional Tuscan growing season. Justly poised between its dynamic fruity facets, carefully integrated oak, and gallant tannins, it remains one of the most desirable commodities in the fine wine world.

Current market price



Highest score


POP score


Scores and tasting notes


The 2004 Tignanello (85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc) presents a livelier shade of ruby along with fresher aromatics and flavors. Deeply expressive, it reveals black cherries, licorice, tar and sweet toasted oak on a linear, silky-textured frame of great class and elegance, showing outstanding presence on the palate and fine tannins to round out the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019. Importer: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Woodinville, WA, tel. (425) 415-3738

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2007

Vintage performance