Monday, November 26, 2007

1990 P. Antinori, Tignanello, Tuscany, Italy

This was my last bottle of 1990 Tignanello. Have tasted it 7-8 times before and I am glad that I didn’t keep all of them this long. Ruby red. Plums, prunes, dust, port. The nose is not that bad – you can tell that it has some age and if you like those kinds of scents it’s ok - but it’s getting worse. I decanted all of the bottles 3-4 hours before but with the Tignanello it only spent 30 minutes in the decanter. That turned out to be a good plan. The wine simply dies on the palate and slowly the same thing start happening to the nose. It’s short hard and tannic and not pleasant at all. Drink up (78).

Tasted 11 of March 2005. Glass Riedel Sommelier Bordeaux Grand Cru

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