Lot 361

ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2000 (1)

Tuscany.
stained label

ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2001 (1)

Tuscany.
scraped label

The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 Drink: 2006-2026 WA 96

ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2004 (1)

Tuscany.
scraped label

The thrilling 2004 Solaia (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc) is clearly one of the highlights of this great vintage. Endowed with massive amounts of concentration as well as structure, it is a big, powerful Solaia that does not sacrifice elegance or balance in its full-bodied personality. Packed with the essence of blackberries, chocolate, tar, smoke, cassis and menthol, this layered beauty exhibits great length and a persistent, warmly alcoholic finish. It has been stunning on the three occasions I have had it so far and is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024. June 2007 WA 96

ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2005 (1)

Tuscany.
u. bn. scraped label

WA 93

4 bts.    per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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