2012 Solaia, Antinori, IGT Tuscany

Restrained exoticism on the nose with notes of cassis, lavender and musky white pepper and a darkness to the fruit character without any suggestion of it being dried. This theme continues in the mouth with flavours including black plum, cinnamon bark, pot pourri and roasted herbs. Sleek and polished yet unmistakably Italian, this has great vibrancy and feels much fresher than I remember the 2011 being at the same stage.
97 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
94 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com

Critic score
95.5/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Toscana (IGT), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    IGT - Indicazione Geografica Tipica
2012 Solaia, Antinori, IGT Tuscany

TASTING NOTES

Restrained exoticism on the nose with notes of cassis, lavender and musky white pepper and a darkness to the fruit character without any suggestion of it being dried. This theme continues in the mouth with flavours including black plum, cinnamon bark, pot pourri and roasted herbs. Sleek and polished yet unmistakably Italian, this has great vibrancy and feels much fresher than I remember the 2011 being at the same stage.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
97/100
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
94/100
Antinori

The Antinori have been involved in the Tuscan wine trade for an impressive 26 generations. In 1970, scion Piero first made a wine that was ineligible for the official Chianti classification from the single vineyard, Tignanello. While it was not the first Super Tuscan, Tignanello played a huge role in shaking up the Italian wine scene. Its success was quickly followed by the creation of Solaia, which has quickly become one of Italy’s most sought-after wines.

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