2009 Antinori Solaia

- 750 ml
96+
RP
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$249.00
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Product ID
56644-750-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 2009 Solaia is one of the clear standouts of the vintage. Freshly cut flowers, raspberries, spices, mint and licorice burst from the glass as this fabulous, viscerally thrilling wine shows off its pure class. Today the oak is a bit prominent, but that won't be an issue by the time the wine is ready to drink. In one of my blind tastings, the 2009 Solaia was flat-out great. There is no shortage of pedigree here. The 2009 has calmed down a little from its youth, when it was a much more exuberant wine, and has now begun to close down in bottle. Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc from a single parcel within the Antinori family's Tignanello vineyard...

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Sokolin 2009 Antinori Solaia Tasting Notes:

Another Solaia is a gem just entering its prime. This vintage is reserved at first but unravels a bold temper and a velvety, smooth mouthfeel. While the oak flavor hasn't yet settled all the way down, the potential of this rich red has unfolded marvelously. Upon the first taste, one is greeted confidently with a wide palette of ripe, sweet berries and plums, mocha and bay leaves, like a massive wooden door opening up to display a feast. Once the first wave hits, the tempo picks up; flavors and scents start developing much faster to show off an array of flowers and juicy fruits contrasted by mint, white pepper and tobacco. The nose is sweet and balanced, the structure polished, and the finish deliciously long.

The 2009 Antinori Solaia has already gained notable praise among wine experts and lovers alike. Whether you're anxious to try it immediately or want to have it age gracefully in your collection, now is the perfect time to grab hold of this vintage.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2009
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Antinori
Rating 96+ RP
Region Tuscany: Italian culture worships the concept of a shared meal, and their wines scream for a chance to be uncorked with your friends and family. The region's Mediterranean climate and hilly landscape combine to create a beautiful viticultural environment, where every chosen grape is brought to its full potential and transmuted into drinks worthy of gods. The vineyards are planted along the higher reaches of the hill slopes, creating a gorgeous view of the Italian landscape. Once your lips kiss the wine, you're sent spiraling down a veritable whirlpool of pure flavor, touching upon notes of sensuous cherry, nuts, floral hints and undertones of honey and minerals. The wines can be as sweet as a fresh summer romance, and carry an air of dignity and elegance about them that can stimulate your intellect for months as you contemplate the seemingly infinite intricacies and details in the texture. Tuscany is an important part of Italian viticulture, and sampling their wines is the closest you can get to visiting this heavenly region and experiencing the culture.
Type of Wine Super Tuscans/IGT
OWC No
Varietal Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.
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