Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

 

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Antinori
Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Tuscany
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Experts Score Vintage
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 2018
RP Robert Parker 91 2018
JS James Suckling 93 2017
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2017
WS Wine Spectator 93 2016
DCT Decanter 90 2016
W&S Wines & Spirits 90 2015
More information on wine critics and ratings

The Villa Rosso Chianti Classico Riserva is an intense ruby red in color. The nose shows notes of red berry fruit, particularly red currants and raspberries, which blend with aromas of cherries. Light oak notes fuse with spicy sensations, cinnamon and candied fruit.

The flavors are balanced, with the light and tonic acidity typical of the Sangiovese grape and silky and vibrant tannins which give additional pleasure on the finish. Fruity and lightly oaky sensation linger on the aftertaste.

History of Antinori In 1385, the Antinori family became part of the wine business when Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Vintner's Guild. Since 1966, Marchese Piero Antinori, son of Marchese Niccolò, has run the company with his daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, also playing an active role. For more than 26 generations now, Antinori's philosophy has been based on the combination of both tradition and innovation: to preserve Italy's enological… Read more

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 92 Points (2018)
The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori shows the mid-weight style of the year nicely. Silky and aromatic, the 2018 is super-expressive right out of the gate. Dark red cherry, spice, menthol and leather build into the gracious, persistent finish. This is very nicely done.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2018)
This wine sources its fruit from across the Chianti Classico appellation, as Marchesi Antinori has access to parcels throughout the various comuni represented. The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori opens to a sweet note of summer cherry and wild plum that is so characteristic of Sangiovese. The wine is shapely and soft with some distant oak spice, blue flower and potting soil. A small part of Merlot is blended in to add that extra plushness that I have described.

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2017)
A very finely crafted red with berry, walnut and light coffee-bean character. It’s medium-bodied and tight with intense tannins and a flavorful finish. Very racy and intense.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2017)
Aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, warm spice and blue flower mingle with a balsamic whiff of menthol. The firm, medium-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, licorice and a hint of espresso alongside taut, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2021–2027.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 93 Points (2016)
Black currant, cedar, olive, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors suggest Cabernet in the blend, in a positive sense. This red is fluid, elegant and firmly structured, with fine balance and a long, gripping finish. The taut profile shows the potential for aging. Best from 2022 through 2038.

Decanter (DCT) : 90 Points (2016)
Antinori's historic label is based on Chianti Classico's tradition of blending Sangiovese with a small amount of other grape varieties; in this case Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malvasia Nera. Aged predominantly in large oak casks, it offers charming notes of sweet garden herbs, wild cherry and cinnamon. A flinty edge counters the ripe easygoing core and powdery tannins are yielding. This will give plenty of pleasure in the near term. Drinking Window 2020 - 2025

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 90 Points (2015)
Flavors of strawberry and black cherry mingle with notes of grilled herbs and black spices in this soft, rounded red, a wine with wide appeal.

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JS
92
WE
90
RP
88
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JS
92
WS
93
RP
93
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VN
97
JS
96
RP
98
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JS
97
RP
95
W&S
95
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Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017
RP
93
WE
92
JS
95
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44,90 €
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Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2017
Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2017
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Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2017
WS
91
WE
92
JS
93
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2021
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Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2021
W&S
90
DCT
91
WS
88
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21,90 €
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2016
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RP
97
VN
98

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RP
89
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Guado al Tasso Cont' Ugo Bolgheri 2019
WS
93
RP
91
VN
92
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48,90 €
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Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 Reviewed by Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 21-02-2022 . Score: 4.5