Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori 2006


SKU 885860026010


This wine has an intense ruby red color and an aroma characterized by very fruity notes; the conditions during the harvest produced grapes which were able to greatly express their varietal typicity, making the sangiovese very straightforward, rich, and characterized by the intensity of the grapes. The cabernet was able to express all of its strength together with elegance and refinement. On the palate, the wine opens very compactly, with hints of vanilla and chocolate, and with gentle tannins resulting from careful wood aging. The wine is minerally and has a persistent finish. It shows a great potential for extended longevity in the bottle.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti Classico
Brand Antinori
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa92

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.

Antonio Galloni, October 2010
  • ws90

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.

James Suckling, October 15, 2010