2012 Marchesi Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT, Tuscany

2012 Marchesi Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT, Tuscany

2007 Marchesi Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT, Tuscany

2007 Marchesi Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT, Tuscany

2012 Marchesi Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT, Tuscany 1500ml

A$1,400.00
Availability: Out of stock
SKU
ANTSOL1215
94

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc

Solaia is a 50 acre (20 hectare), southwest-exposed vineyard of the Tignanello estate situated between 1150 and 1320 feet (350-400 meters) above sea level on stony soils consisting of calcareous clays and limestone rock. The Marchesi Antinori produced this wine for the first time in the 1978 vintage with a blend consisting of 80% Cbernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc, repeating the initial production in 1979. In the following vintages 20% of Sangiovese became part of the blend and certain corrections in the ratio of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were made as well until the current composition of the blend was defined and became definitive. Solaia is produced only in high level vintages and was not produced in 1980, 1981, 1983,1984, and 1992.

An intense ruby red in color with purple highlights, the nose of the wine is dominated by varietal notes of excellent freshness and an elegant intensity. The 2012 Solaia has a classic style and is characterized on the palate by the pleasurable harmony of flavors created by a fine balance between acidity and tannins and high level fruit which lasts from the initial impact through to the lengthy finish and aftertaste. A grand personality and a great persistence make the finish exceptionally complex and vibrant.


94 points - Antonio Galloni vinous.com

Another intense, tightly-wound wine, the 2012 Solaia is likely to require a number of years in bottle before it is ready to drink. Graphite, smoke, plums, black cherries, rose petal and mint meld together effortlessly in the glass. Here, too, the style is all about grace and finesse. The 2012 Solaia is going require patience, but all the elements are in the right place. In 2012, the Cabernet Franc is nearly 7% of the blend, which is on the high side. Drink 2020-2032


More Information
Product/Service Sold Out Yes
En Primeur No
New Arrivals No
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Traditional
Country Italy
Region Tuscany/Toscana
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese
Vintage 2012
Bottle Size 1500ml
Wine Points 94
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account