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Antinori Solaia 1998

Antinori Solaia 750ml 1998     
Sku: 12567

Tasting notes
Intensely fruity and complex with a good structure, well-balanced, with soft tannins and a lingering finish. Displays unmistakable varietal flavor while retaining strong regional character. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 20% Sangiovese.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 93 points (Oct 2001)
Solaia has been one of Italy's most brilliant wines since the early eighties. Made in a Bordeaux-like style, it will age for two decades or more. The 1998, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, and 5% Cabernet Franc (8,000 cases), was aged for 14 months in new and one-year old French oak casks prior to being bottled without filtration. Yields were a low 30 hectoliters per hectare. The 1998 is a classically-structured, dense, full-bodied, youthful, well-balanced wine designed for cellaring. Its opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a classic bouquet of black currants, vanillin, earth, tobacco, and a touch of mint. Full-bodied, moderately tannic, dense, and concentrated, this backward 1998 needs 3-4 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.

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Regional Varietals:
Bordeaux Blend
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Regional Wineries:
Agricola Querciabella
Argiano
Biondi-Santi
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Italian Red Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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