Antinori ‘Solaia’ Toscana IGT 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon from Italy - Tuscany
Review Date : 08-Oct-2014
Antinori’s flagship, first made in 1978. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 20% Sangiovese, from the 10 ha ‘Solaia’ vineyard, near the ‘Tignanello’ estate, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine was aged in French new oak barrels for approximately 18 months. Very dark, deep, black-red colour with a touch of garnet on rim. The nose has great depth, concentration and intensity of aromatic black berried fruits with nuances of blackcurrants, cherries, nutty and spicy oak, with toasty charry nuances, unfolding layers of black earth. This has finesse and richness. Fullish-bodied, concentrated flavours of sweet blackcurrant and blackberry fruit are intermixed with black cherry and savoury earthy nuances, and spicy, toasty oak. The extraction is substantial, with the tannins very fine-grained, near powdery in texture. This is tight and linear with power and drive, and fine, ripe acidity adds an edge of tension and energy. As the wine flows, rich detail unfolds and the wine leads to a long, elegant and sustained finish. This has the elegance and concentration of great Bordeaux, and is lavish and stylish with subtle, savoury individuality. This will evolve over the next 15+ years. 19.5+/20 Oct 2014 RRP $496.95

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