"Tignanello blev fremstillet første gang i 1971, hvor vinen skabte forargelse. Det var den første Sangiovese lagret i "barriques", frem for de traditionelle "Botti". Det var den første vin med "den forbudte" franske drue Cabernet i druesammensætningen, frem for de dengang lovmæssigt påkrævede grønne druer. Med Tignanello skabte Antinori, hvad der i dag anses for at være en af de mest indflydelsesrige vine i vindyrkningens historie Italien, og en af de første vine kendt som "supertoscanere"." Den fremstilles typisk af 80 % Sangiovese, 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon og 5 % Cabernet Franc. Lagringen varer mellem 16 og 18 måneder og finder sted på små fade af fransk og ungarsk eg. Tignanello fremstilles kun i de bedste årgange og imponerer altid med sin dybde, klasse, kompleksitet, og en balanceret og på en gang rig og stringent kraft, der munder ud i en lang og detaljeret finish. Serveres til de fineste retter med vildt, oksekød eller lam."
"After a fall and winter characterized by mild temperatures and frequent rainfall, spring began with similar weather, which determined a slight delay first in bud break and then in the following phases of flowering and bud set. The months of Mau and June were a bit cooler than the historic averages, while July and August were quite warm and dry, but without excessively hot peak temperatures. The month of September and the first half of October, the period of the harvest, were climatically ideal - in addition to warm daytime temperatures, there were significant temperature swings from daytime warmth to evening and nighttime coolness which assisted the grapes in achieving excellent ripeness. Picking operations, generally later than in recent vintages, began during the second half of September, first with the Sangiovese around September 25th and then with the Cabernet Franc between September 29th and 30th. The Cabernet Sauvignon, finally, was harvested between October 5th and 15th under perfect climatic conditions for the quality of the fruit."
"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 Advocate 96p
TOP 100 CELLAR SELECTIONS 2017 - "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." Wine Enthusiast 94p
"This is amazing on the nose with blackberries, black truffle, dried cherries, and hints of tobacco. It’s so complex on the nose that you almost don’t need to taste it. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a persistent, fabulous finish. The mouthfeel is magic. 80% sangiovese and 20% cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold. #70 Top 100 of 2016" James Suckling 97p
Bruce Sanderson Rated #8 in Wine Spectator’s 2016 Top 100 - "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." Wine Spectator 94p