Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori 2019
|Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori is Sangiovese enhanced with touches of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Renzo Cotarella and the extended technical team at Marchesi Antinori are working hard on perfecting their tannin management, and the beautiful results are evident across this line of new releases from the classic 2016 vintage. The finish is silky and long, and the tannins are never dry. The fruit is evident and bright with wild cherry, rose and Italian garden herb.
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori is bright, floral and punchy, with all the qualities of this great vintage very much on display. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red cherry, mint, blood orange and white pepper give the Villa Antinori gorgeous aromatic top notes that convey brilliance.
A hefty dose of spicy oak wraps around the black cherry, plum and leather flavors. Muscular and broad, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, tar and spice. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2021 through 2028. 5,000 cases imported.