2013 Antinori Tenute Marchesi Chianti Classico Riserva

Year: 2013
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 91
James Suckling: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$39.95

"This rich red evokes concentrated black cherry, black currant, spice, graphite and earth aromas and flavors. The oak is deftly integrated, adding a layer of tannins to the dense structure. Best from 2018 through 2028. 4,200 cases imported. –BS " (WS)

"A relatively new addition to the Marchesi Antinori portfolio, this wine really begins to show its potential in this classic vintage. The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Tenuta Tignanello is mostly Sangiovese with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The addition of this French grape (harvested from the outstanding Tignanello property) makes all the difference. It catapults the wine into a whole new sphere of density and complexity. In fact, you will recognize that familiar touch of tannic crunchiness and those defined, but slightly austere blackberry aromas. The wine boasts beautiful ripeness and this is most evident in the mouthfeel, where the wine is structured yet seamless. This Chianti Classico Riserva shows superior detail and definition." (WA)

"Black cherry plum, new leather, smoke, licorice and tobacco flesh out in the 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori. Dark, racy and inviting, the 2013 offers plenty of near-term appeal, but it should also drink well for another handful of years." (VM)

"Lots of blue fruits with fresh mushroom and floral undertones. Full to medium body, integrated tannins and a fantastic polish and balance. Very fine and pretty. A beautifully crafted riserva from one of the great names of Tuscany. Drink now." (JS)