Monday, February 21, 2011
Marchesi Antinori Solaia 2007 IGT
From vines adjacent to the Tignanello vineyards this Super Tuscan is made from 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese with 5% Cabernet Franc, and only produced in exceptional years. Aged for 12 months in new French oak barriques and 12 months in bottle.
Full bodied with intense aromas of plum and summer fruits, black pepper, coffee, chocolate, and flavors of vanilla, wet slate, black cherry and licorice. On the tongue tannins are soft and expertly balanced with a long captivating finish.
Sampled at the Gambero Rosso "Tre Bicchieri" event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC.