Humming with energy and life from the very moment you put your nose in the glass, Marchesi Antinori’s 2010 Tignanello shows magnificent aromatic layering and an enormous capacity to peel back and reveal itself in beautiful slow motion. This is an articulate wine with a long story to tell about the quality of its profound 2010 fruit. This Tignanello has the elegance of 2004 and the structure of 2007. A brief note on the structure: The mouthfeel here is not broad and big. Instead, it shows a sharp and elegantly streamlined feel with impressive persistency. Compared to 2009, the Sangiovese component is slightly higher with 80% of the noble Tuscan variety followed by 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.
Deep ruby in colour. There is a brooding, rich nose of black cherry, blackberry, plum and dark chocolate to this wine, which has added complexity from undertones of toast and cinnamon. The palate has impressive power firm structure from the ripe tannins that balances the layers of fruit and spice and will give this wine a long life, emphasised by the long finish. A very impressive Tignanello that will benefit a few years cellaring.