2011 Antinori Solaia | Double 96pts! | “Super-Exotic”
Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin calls it,
“The most prestigious wine within the Antinori stable.”
Only days ago, Galloni crowned it 96 points, gushing,
“Another super-exotic, racy 2011 from Antinori, Solaia is supremely beautiful…. Ripe and flashy to the core.”
Perhaps Italy’s most revered critic, Suckling also bestowed this beauty a whopping 96 points, defining it as
“A big, rich wine [with] lots of brightness and beauty at the same time…”
The Antinori family knows how to build excitement for their prized selections, and “The Sunny One” remains their most precious commodity.
Solaia was born from Tignanello. In 1978, from the sunniest portion of the limestone and calcareous clay hillside already known as the Tignanello estate, the Antinori’s culled their first blend of 80% Cabernet and 20% Cab Franc, appropriately named Solaia – Sunny One. The blend was repeated once more, altered over subsequent vintages to suit the variations of Mother Nature, and has sense been produced exclusively in exceptional vintages.
In terms of excitement, its release tops just about any other in the collector’s realm today. The 2011 was one of the most anticipated and difficult to secure.
Being released this week
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