Monday, February 06, 2012

Villa Antinori Toscana 2007 wine review by (PB)

Deeply pigmented black cherry hue to the rim with a bouquet of Sangiovese fruit but a somewhat sweeter impression. Sweet cherry is what you get from a distance with slight tobacco and dark berry notes.

Palate--Varietal fruit up front with slight dark berry rear (Syrah?) Good tannic structure but slightly chewy yet yielding a nice silky texture. (This is Antinori's value priced Super Tuscan blended of 60% sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 5% Syrah.

This is drinking well but will hold for several years. At $21 its a bit over priced but still a decent wine, just not a great value. Raise a glass.

1 comment:

Greg said...

The 2006 was a little better, but this is also quite good. In January a small shop near my house had this on sale for $7.99. They had 7 bottles left. I left with all of them.