"I forbindelse med åbningen af det nye fantastiske vineri ved Bargino, genoplivede Antinori den oprindelige Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva, der er fremstillet af 90 % Sangiovese og 10 % Cabernet og Merlot. Vinifikationen har fokus på den blidest mulige ekstrahering for at sikre bløde tanniner. 60 % af den unge vin er lagret på de traditionelle store "botti", resten på små barriques af fransk og ungarsk eg. Vinen byder på en intens duft af røde frugter, hindbær og blåbær, med antydninger af egetræ og krydderier. På ganen er vinen levende og med et flot terroir udtryk. Smagen er balanceret, koncentreret og smidig og munder ud i en lang, dvælende finish."
"After a mild and dry autumn, the winter of 2012 in Chianti Classico was characterized by cold temperatures and normal rainfall, above all in the months of January and February. During the first half of February, in particular, temperatures dropped and snow fell without, however, damaging the vines. Spring began with rather cool and dry weather, causing a slight delay in bud burst and flowering compared to previous years. The months of April and May were marked by ample precipitation, a fundamental factor in enabling the vines to confront the lengthy rainless period which began in June and lasted all the way to the end of August, conditioning the development of vines both in terms of the growth of the canopy and the size and weight of the berries. The rain which fell during the very last days of August brought the vineyard back into balance, assisting the different grape varieties to proceed with regularity towards fully ripening, while the months of September and October, both mild in their temperatures and with normal rainfall, enabled the grapes to ripen properly both in terms of the accumulation of sugars and the physiological maturity of the skins. The harvesting of the grapes was concentrated in the period between September 20th and early October."
”Very aromatic with dark fruits, dried meats and flowers that follow through to a full body, round tannins and a fresh finish. Tangy and delectable.” James Suckling 92p
"A tightly wound version, this boasts flavors of black cherry, raspberry, leather, spice and tea. Leans toward the tannins on the finish, staying firm, fresh and long. Best from 2017 through 2023. Wine Spectator 90p