Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori 2006
Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva Marchesi Antinori positively sparkles on the palate. Dark wild cherries, minerals, graphite, violets and spices are just some of the nuances that flow effortlessly from this beautiful, chiseled Riserva Marchesi Antinori. The French oak contributes an additional measure of volume and ampleness I doubt the wine truly needs given the superlative quality of the fruit in 2006. A rich fabric of minerals reappears to frame the intense, deeply satisfying finish. The Riserva Marchesi Antinori is a wine I grew up with when I was just starting to learn about Italian wine. The 2006 is one of the finest vintages I can remember tasting.
Wine SpectatorSweet berry and cherry aromas follow through to a full body, offering loads of fruit and a long, chewy finish. Give this bottle age to show its excellence. Best after 2011.