James Suckling
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Antinori Badia A Passignano Chianti 2019

Product description
The Antinori family has been committed to the art of winemaking for over six centuries since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of the "Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri," the Florentine Winemaker's Guild. Throughout its twenty-six generations, the Antinori family has managed the business directly, making innovative and sometimes bold decisions while upholding the utmost respect for traditions and the environment.

Today, Albiera Antinori is the president of Marchesi Antinori with the continuous close support of her two sisters, Allegra and Alessia, all actively involved in first person in the business. Their father, Marchese Piero Antinori, is the current Honorary President of the company. Tradition, passion, and intuition drove Marchesi Antinori to establish itself as one of the most important winemakers of elite Italian wine. The company is one of the Founding Members of the "Associazione Marchi Storici d'Italia," an association for protecting, supporting and promoting Italian historical brands.

95 Points - Wine Spectator

A dense, rich red highlighted by black cherry, blackberry and blueberry flavours, with flashes of vanilla and toasty oak underscored by mineral and wild herbs. Features delicate balance and texture. A tannic structure emerges on the earth-tinged finish.

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Badia a Passignano embraces a ripe fruit profile with sweet cherry and baked plum. Fruit at the Badia a Passignano estate matures very nicely, Marchesi Antinori General Manager Renzo Cotarella tells me. He describes the 2019 season as having abundant rain in the spring and then showing heat that lasted for a good part of the summer. This estate has 56 hectares of vines, but this bottle is born from a selection of 20 hectares. The resulting annual production is 100,000 bottles. The wine offers sweet tannins, dark cherries, spicy sensations, rich fruit weight and hints of salinity on the close.

93 Points - James Suckling

Lots of violets, blue fruit, and black cherries on the nose. Full-bodied with slightly chewy tannins. Rich and layered. Yet, the tannins are long and intense.