Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori 2013
'Antinori seems to do everything well these days, from churning out millions of bottles of supermarket wines all the way to turning out superb versions of their many flagship bottlings. This is another impressive set of new releases with a number of highlights. Over the years oenologist Renzo Cotarella has moved away from the super-late harvests of the late 1990s/early 2000s in favor of picking slightly earlier, a decision that has paid off handsomely, especially over the last few years.' Wine Advocate
Wine SpectatorThis rich red evokes concentrated black cherry, black currant, spice, graphite and earth aromas and flavors. The oak is deftly integrated, adding a layer of tannins to the dense structure. Best from 2018 through 2028. 4,200 cases imported.
Bottle ShopLook for aromas of blackberries and cherries with hints of spice and tobacco from the oak aging. On the palate the wine has notes of vanilla, herbs and chocolate, and it is soft and dense yet vibrant and fresh.
Wine EnthusiastYou'll find alluring aromas of fragrant blue flower, wild berry, menthol, dried herb and a whiff of exotic spice on this radiant red. The juicy palate shows surprising richness for the vintage, doling out ripe black cherry, crushed raspberry, vanilla and cinnamon alongside polished, fine-grained tannins that leave a firm finish.