Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
Aromas of warm spice, French oak, fruitcake and violet are front and center. On the concentrated, firmly structured palate, close-grained tannins envelop flavors of raspberry jam, coconut and baking spice before a coffee-bean close. Drink 2022-2027.
The 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori emerges exclusively from the Antinori family's iconic Tignanello estate. Supple and inviting, the 2017 will be very easy to enjoy upon release. Super-ripe dark cherry, espresso, licorice and sweet spice give this racy, open-knit Riserva a good bit of character. The flamboyant style of the year is very much in evidence.
A contemporary style, displaying plum, cherry, leather, resin and vanilla flavors, this is a big red, with tannins that are on the burly side, yet this has ample sweet fruit too. Needs steak. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2022 through 2033.