This is one of those wines that was so good that you don’t want to throw away the bottle after you’ve finished it. I may have let it sit on the mantle for a while.
I had three of these in the cooler, so of course I thought that I could safely open one. I remember when I first tasted it, that I thought that it could sit for a while.
This wine is huge! In fact I think that I’ll keep the other two bottles for two or three more years. They would easily last longer.
The color is very dark red. The aroma contains a little red fruit, perhaps plums. I noticed that after an hour it opened up quite nicely. I would definitely say to decant this one and let it sit for a little while.
As for the taste, it has a perfectly balanced taste curve. Everything about it is perfect. Very nice tannins. Great finish.
Here is what Antinori has to say about the 1999 Tignanello.
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while the 99 rocks, I have found the 2000 a bit dissapointing.. Not the same rechness nor amplitude, especially considering the price,, Have you tried the Compaccio Riserva from Terrabianca? Sangiovese Merlot and full on yummmmmmmy.