The 2020 Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva is an intense ruby red color. Expressive on the nose with fresh red fruit and floral notes. The rich bouquet is accented by sweet notes of white chocolate and spice. The palate is smooth and supple with elegant flavors with vibrant tannins and a persistent finish.
Produced from vines of the Tenuta Tignanello estate, the 2020 Chianti Classico Riserva offers a flashier and riper style with notes of Marasca cherry liqueur, polished leather, toasted vanilla bean, and licorice candy. It is full bodied without being heavy and is rich with plum, cedar, sage, and potting soil. Raised in a combination of French and Hungarian oak barrels for approximately one year, the oak imprint is certainly felt but is very well managed, and the wine wears it well. Drink 2025-2040.
-Jeb Dunnuck, 93 pts.