Antinori Tignanello 1998
Antinori Tignanello 1998 is a red wine from the Tuscany region of Italy, made by the Antinori winery.
Tignanello is one of the benchmark wines of the Super Tuscans, and it is a blend of the Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc grape varieties.
The 1998 vintage in Tuscany was a warm and sunny year, producing wines with good structure and balance. The Antinori Tignanello 1998 is likely to have a rich and complex flavor profile, with aromas and flavors of dark fruit such as blackberry and black cherry, as well as notes of leather, tobacco, and spices.
As a mature wine, the Antinori Tignanello 1998 has had time to develop and evolve in the bottle, and it may have become smoother and more nuanced than it was in its youth. If you are able to try this wine, it is likely to be a special and memorable experience.
Antinori is one of Italy's oldest and most prestigious wineries, and Tignanello is one of their flagship wines. If you have the opportunity to taste the Antinori Tignanello 1998, it is sure to be a unique and satisfying wine that is well worth the investment. It is a great choice to pair with hearty, flavorful foods such as grilled meats or rich stews.
There are 30,000 cases of this well-known Tuscan proprietary red made from a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. The 1998 offers a classic bouquet of berry fruit, new saddle leather, underbrush, earth, and toast from its new barrique aging. Medium to full-bodied, good delineation, and a firm, classic style, it requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should drink well for 15-16.
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