90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori is Sangiovese sourced from across the 130-hectare Tignanello estate with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot added to the blend. Only 20% of the wine is aged in new oak (barrique and tonneaux from France and Hungary), while the rest goes into neutral barrels. What stands out first is the soft or fleshy nature of the tannins. They are sweet, yet the wine is held together with firm grip and backbone. The aromas are vibrant and dark with mature fruit followed by fragrant rose hip, forest berry and chalky mineral." - Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
"Tantalizing aromas and flavors of black cherry and black currant are shaded by toasty, spicy oak in this harmonious yet well-structured red. This is fluid, packed with mouthcoating tannins, energetic and long. Best from 2020 through 2036" -Wine Spectator
"Aromas of blackberries and dried bark with hints of lavender and sandalwood. Medium to full body, tight and firm tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Still very youthful and chewy. Better in 2020." - James Suckling
"The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori is outrageously beautiful. All the signatures of the year flesh out effortlessly. Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, mint and sweet spice infuse a superb, beautifully layered Chianti Classico loaded with personality and character. The expression of fruit is striking, while the style Antinori favors today that seeks freshness and nuance over power alone is quite evident. The Marchese Antinori Riserva emerges exclusively from the Antinori family's Tignanello estate. In 2015, the Riserva is especially beautiful." - Vinous Antonio Galloni
2015 Marchesi Antinori Chianti classico riserva: Fruchtige Aromen mit Nuancen von Vanille, ein runder Geschmack und ein solides Tanningerüst führen zu einem wahren Geschmackserlebnis. Der Chianti Classico Riserva ist definitiv einer der besten Weine und passt hervorragend zu gegrilltem roten Fleisch oder anderen würzigen Speisen.
Antinori is a Tuscany-based wine company that is one of the largest and most prominent in Italy. The Chianti Classico region forms the focus of operations, though the company has interests in various countries, and around 20 million bottles are produced annually across 150 labels.
The history of the house dates back to the 14th Century, after the silk-weaving family moved to Florence and began to cultivate vines. In 1900, Antinori added the Tignanello vineyard to its portfolio, and Niccolò Antinori and his son Piero began to experiement with then unheard-of winemaking techniques and grape varieties. The first vintage of Tignanello was released in 1971.
Antinori has several other vineyard holdings in Tuscany. The Badia a Passignano abbey in Sambuca Val di Pesa has been the site of vineyards for at least 1000 years, and has 56ha (140 acres) planted mostly to Sangiovese with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. It produces a single wine classified as Chianti Classico Gran Selezione. The Pèppoli vineyard is located three miles to the northeast of Tignanello and has 50ha (124 acres) of vines.