Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori 2018 750ml - Vine Republic
Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori 2018 750ml
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Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori 2018

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750ml
$23.98

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Antinori
Alcohol/vol 14%
Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 is ruby red in color. On the nose, this red wine offers notes of plum, cocoa, white pepper and eucalyptus. The palate is soft and vibrant, characterized by a savory, long finish. The wine's aromas come to life on the palate with fruit, spice and balsamic characters.
James Suckling
  • js93

A very finely crafted red with berry, walnut and light coffee-bean character. It’s medium-bodied and tight with intense tannins and a flavorful finish. Very racy and intense.

October 27, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

An intense red, with an accent of vanilla shading the cherry, raspberry, woodsy and tobacco flavors. On the long finish, a resinous note emerges as this winds down. Although balanced, this still needs time to integrate the oaky elements. Drink now through 2033. 6,000 cases imported.

February 28, 2022
Vinous
  • v92

The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori shows the mid-weight style of the year nicely. Silky and aromatic, the 2018 is super-expressive right out of the gate. Dark red cherry, spice, menthol and leather build into the gracious, persistent finish. This is very nicely done.

September 2021
Wine Enthusiast
  • we92

Aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, warm spice and blue flower mingle with a balsamic whiff of menthol. The firm, medium-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, licorice and a hint of espresso alongside taut, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2021–2027.

December 31, 2020
Wine Advocate
  • wa90

Made with fruit that is sourced from various points in the appellation, the hot-vintage Marchesi Antinori 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori is Sangiovese with a tiny part of Merlot blended in to round off and soften the wine. The fruit is rich and concentrated with ripe plum, summer cherry and blackberry. Spice, leather and mild tobacco play supporting roles. The quality of those aromas is bold and dark, and the wine ultimately delivers more in terms of power and intensity than it does fine nuance. That's what makes this wine so well suited to breaded veal or grilled sausage. Some 180,000 bottles were made.

June 4, 2020