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The 2016 Tignanello is an intense ruby red in color. On the nose, notes of ripered fruit harmoniously blend together with blackberries and wild berries; delicate and perfectly balanced with hints of vanilla, chocolate and spices. The palate is rich and vibrant with soft, elegant tannins that give the wine great complexity, finesse and balance, and a long and persistent finish.
Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Tasted from barrel, the 2016 Tignanello will be released next year in April. This celebrated red blend is of course mostly Sangiovese with about 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. If 2015 is an ideal vintage for Tuscan blended reds made with the great Bordeaux varieties, the 2016 vintage is better suited to Italian grapes such as Sangiovese. This classic vintage of Tignanello has a leg up, albeit slim, over the previous vintage precisely because the protagonist here is Sangiovese. This wine shows a high caliber of fresh primary fruit that is direct and intense. In the mouth, the wine is focused and sharp. Ultimately, the 2016 Tignanello is slightly more streamlined compared to the more fleshy 2015. This adds to the firm elegance you get here.