Villa Antinori is a mid-weight red blend of mostly Sangiovese, with small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from vineyards across a number of appellations within Tuscany. A delicious bottle of wine. Beautiful ruby in the glass, no bricking. Very fruit forward, delicious notes of black cherries with a hint of citrus, and velvety smooth. Tastes like it could cost twice as much and you would still be impressed.
Smoky, pruny, gamey, sweaty saddle leather, black cherry, tobacco nose. Rich, dry, slightly chunky and tight palate. Peppery, smoky, prune, chocolate, resin, mineral, vanilla flavours with a distinctly meaty, cassis note on the finish. A bit chunky but very good effort for the vintage.