This single vineyard wine is widely heralded as the grandfather of all Supertuscans, breaking the mould for production in the Chianti region with numerous 'firsts'.
It was the first Sangiovese wine to be aged in small oak barrels, the first modern red wine to use the Bordeaux variteties in the blend, and among the first red wines from the Chianti Classico area to be produced without any white grapes at all.
This is always hugely impressive and comes at a remarkably fare price, for such a great wine with such perfect pedigree.
An intense ruby red in color with purple highlights, the 2013 Tignanello shows a nose of great red fruit intensity along with highly pleasurable notes of vanilla, chocolate, and leather from the well balanced contribution and fusion of the aromas of the oak.
The spicy and balsamic sensations which give additional complexity are also quite important. The wine is ample and enveloping on the palate with supple tannins and a savory freshness which fully respects the character and personality of the Sangiovese grape.
The balance between acidity and tannins is excellent, and the finish and aftertaste are of a lovely length and persistence.