tignanello, toscana 2013
WINE SPECTATOR
94
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2013 tignanello, toscana

Why We're Buying

Antinori Tignanello Toscana is a wine ahead of its time. It was the first barrel-aged sangiovese. It was the first modern red wine blend with cabernet. It even veered away from Chianti’s traditional white grapes. As a result, Tignanello Toscana launched the Super Tuscan movement en route to universal critical acclaim.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

Aromas of graphite, smoke and tobacco introduce the cherry flavor in this expressive, focused red. Firm tannins and lively acidity balance the fruit and purity, while herbal, spice and mineral elements all gather steam as this plays out on the long finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2027.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2013 Tignanello represents the beginning of a new chapter for Italy's ultimate game-changer wine. The blend remains 80% Sangiovese with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc but Renzo Cotarella tells me "stylistically-speaking, this is what we wanted to achieve." The winemaking formula remains the same, but one of the major differences and benefits to this wine is vineyard age. The celebrated Tignanello single vineyard is now reaching 15 years old. In other words, it is in its production prime. This is a harmonious and beautifully integrated wine that reveals black fruit and baking spice. I'm told the 2014 Tignanello will have a greater percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2015 vintage will have more Sangiovese.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

Wine Enthusiast

Vibrant and loaded with finesse, this blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc opens with enticing scents of red woodland berry, new leather, Asian spice and a touch of menthol. The youthful palate delivers red currant, wild cherry, star anise and clove alongside a backbone of firm acidity and polished, tightly wound tannins. It will age majestically; drink 2020–2033. Cellar Selection.