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Antinori Tignanello 1979 5L
Antinori Tignanello 1979 5L

Price: $1,750.00
ID: 11138
Vintage 1979
Producer: Antinori
Varietal(s): Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Color: Red

Availability: Currently Unavailable
Product Code: RD5679
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Description Sub Region Producer Notes
Now with almost four decades of perfect maturity, the ’79 Tignanello wraps its fruit with tertiary notes and glides across the palate with an outrageously silky feel. Fragrant and compelling, this wine’s nose unfurls with scents of red fruits, crushed potpourri, graphite, truffles, smoke and sun-warmed earth. The wine’s Sangiovese component keeps this Tignanello vibrant as it caresses the palate with the velvety touch of a beautifully aged wine. This is a bottle that needs to be tried to be believed! Tignanello didn’t reach the 80% Sangiovese and 10% blend we know and love until 1982, and this ’79 Tignanello is a blend of mostly Sangiovese, with the remainder split between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab Franc, reflecting the penultimate step in the wine’s evolution, making it a natural for enthusiasts of Italian wine history. The grapes vinified separately for about two weeks, then the wines aged in barriques for twenty months; after blending, the wine aged in bottle for a year before release.
Additional Info
  • Color: Red
  • Style: Still
  • Type: Dry
  • Variety/Blend: Sangiovese Blend
  • Breakdown of Varieties: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

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