Villa Antinori 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva


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This is the wine that previously wore a gold label. It is Marchesi Antinori’s newest Villa Antinori wine, launched with the 2010 vintage. The all-new, modern Antinori Chianti Classico Cellars in Bargino, is the place where this wine ferments and ages. This 2018 is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot. The juice was gently pressed into small French and Hungarian oak barrels for 12 months of aging. It has an intense ruby red in color with fruit and spice aromas. Light touches from the oak aging underscore the cherry and red berry notes that are typical of the Sangiovese grape.Vinous scored this 92 points saying “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.” The Wine Advocate scored this 91 points saying “This wine sources its fruit from across the…


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