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Antinori Villa Antinori 2009

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The 2009 Villa Antinori is a pretty, mid-weight wine laced with dark red berries, flowers and sweet spices. Nothing in particular stands out, just the wineandrsquo;s lovely depth, balance and overall sense of harmony. This is a fabulous wine for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2016.

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Marchesi Antinori:
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Pi... Read more
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, who are personally involved in the business. The qualities of tradition, passion and instinct have made Antinori one of the leading Italian producers of fine quality wines. Every vintage, every terroir, every idea is a new beginning, a new quest to raise our quality margins. As Marchese Piero loves to repeat: “ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our spirit of innovation”. As well as the family's traditional heritage of estates in Tuscany and Umbria, investments have been made over time in other areas highly suited to quality wine production, in Italy and abroad, in a quest to promote new terroirs, rich in winegrowing potential. Antinori continually experiment with their vineyards and cellars, with selections of native and international clones, growing methods, vineyard altitudes, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern vinification techniques, types of wood, size and age of barrels, and various bottle-ageing periods. Piero Antinori says: “We have shown over the years that it is possible to produce internationally-acclaimed fine stylish, elegant wines in Tuscany and Umbria while maintaining their original character”. Looking to the future, Antinori explains: “There are many books in our library but they are never enough for us. Our mission is not yet complete: we are driven to express the vast potential of our vineyards and reconcile all that is new and undiscovered with Tuscany's traditional, cultural, agricultural, artistic and literary heritage. These things represent the identity of Antinori, and one of our greatest strengths is that we are in Tuscany – our essential ‘Tuscan-ness', if you will”. Read less

Member Reviews for Antinori Villa Antinori

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Snooth User: CageyT
2840241,562
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/03/2013

Three glasses


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 07/30/2009

Frutas vermelhas, especiarias e chocolate. Final longo boa acidez


Snooth User: grapelab
294005181
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 11/17/2009

When Antinori bought the Badia estate near Tignanello and invested vast sums of money we'd have bet our DRC the result would be aimed squarely at Bob Gambero Parker. Not so. It's old school class.


Snooth User: acrocker77
7359064
0.50 5
Vintage: 2003 05/30/2008

You're better off with grape-juice. Very young and fruity. Generally a Chianti can be off set with too much Cabernet in the mix. However, this is just a bad blend all-around. Easy to sell based on the producer's other wines and someone with an unknowing palate could mistake as it as being great, because of its unassuming flavors. However anyone looking for a good chianti should pass this right up!


Snooth User: Tic
115845245
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 02/22/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Antinori Villa Antinori

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Vintage: 2007 01/10/2013

The 2009 Villa Antinori is a pretty, mid-weight wine laced with dark red berries, flowers and sweet spices. Nothing in particular stands out, just the wineandrsquo;s lovely depth, balance and overall sense of harmony. This is a fabulous wine for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2016.


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Vintage: 2007 12/24/2012

Black currant, bilberry, violet and spice flavors align in this luscious red, which is well-balanced and integrated, with a lingering aftertaste of sweet fruit and spices. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2018.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

The 1997 Villa Antinori reveals the vintage's super-ripeness as well as abundant quantities of black currant fruit mixed with cherry liqueur, tobacco, saddle leather, and spice aromas. It is sweet, because of high glycerin and low acidity, dark ruby-colored, beautifully made, plump, lush Chianti.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Ripe and fruity, with plenty of dried cherry character. Medium-bodied, with light tannins and a bright finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Balanced and silky, with blackberry and raspberry character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Needs to soften a little. Give it time. Sangiovese, with a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Best after 2008.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Raisiny and rich, with blackberry and earth. Full-bodied, with medium tannins and lots of character. Best after 2004.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Round and fruity, with berry, spice and chocolate character. Medium-bodied, with a fresh finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Best after 2007.


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