Antinori Solaia 2016

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James Suckling
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Antonio Galloni
SKU
ANSO201611 UCAU
$750.00 Per item
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Solaia is a 50 acre (20 hectare) vineyard with a southwestern exposure located at an altitude between 1150 and 1325 feet (350-400 meters) above sea level and with a stony soil of “alberese” (hard limestone) and “galestro” (flaky calcareous clay) rock. The vineyard is located at the Tignanello estate. The Antinori family produced this wine for the first time in the year 1978, and the initial blend was 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc, a formula repeated in 1979 as well. In the following years, 20% of Sangiovese was introduced and certain adjustments were also made in the rapport between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc until the current blend was settled upon. An exceptional vintage in terms of quality, characterized, in comparison to 2015, by slightly cool weather conditions and light rains during the growing season. A year in which the balance of the soil and the site were reflected in the wine. A harmonious expression of a Solaia with many facets. A wine which is slightly shyer, introverted, in certain aspects even more fascinating than the previous year, one capable of telling its tale both now and in the years to come.
Solaia is a 50 acre (20 hectare) vineyard with a southwestern exposure located at an altitude between 1150 and 1325 feet (350-400 meters) above sea level and with a stony soil of “alberese” (hard limestone) and “galestro” (flaky calcareous clay) rock. The vineyard is located at the Tignanello estate. The Antinori family produced this wine for the first time in the year 1978, and the initial blend was 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc, a formula repeated in 1979 as well. In the following years, 20% of Sangiovese was introduced and certain adjustments were also made in the rapport between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc until the current blend was settled upon. An exceptional vintage in terms of quality, characterized, in comparison to 2015, by slightly cool weather conditions and light rains during the growing season. A year in which the balance of the soil and the site were reflected in the wine. A harmonious expression of a Solaia with many facets. A wine which is slightly shyer, introverted, in certain aspects even more fascinating than the previous year, one capable of telling its tale both now and in the years to come.

Scores & Reviews

100 / 100

James Suckling

James Suckling awarded the wine a perfect 100 points. In his tasting note he said he was “speechless” and added that the wine was “so structured and multidimensional”.

99 / 100

Antonio Galloni

"...the 2016 is an epic Solaia. That’s all there is to it"