Dominik Mueller

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2019 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Rosso

Tasting note

2019 Antinori Villa Antinori Toscana IGT

Dark red colour with purple reflections. Medium viscosity, colourless streaks in the glass. A fruity bouquet of plum and cherry. Notes of vanilla and some pepper indicate the ageing in oak barrels. With time, a fresh eucalyptus scent joins the fruit. In the mouth, a medium body. Rather slightly astringent, velvety tannins. Lots of primary fruit, cherry again, red berries. The well-integrated acidity gives the wine freshness. Not a complex wine, but all the more flattering and can be combined well with numerous dishes.

Drink through 2026.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 4 February 2023.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
89Wines with a DM87 to DM89 rating are very good wines, more or less above average even in the world of fine wine. That means these wines have been produced really well. They have no flaw whatsoever. Moreover, they have a good balance, elegant tannin structure and a well-integrated acidity. These are wines that I will happily drink up and buy for my own cellar. Then what keeps them from getting a rating in the 90s? While above average and good in practically every way, wines in the DM87 to DM89 range may still not be exceptional in a way that they make you pause and think 'What a wonderful wine this is!' In WSET terms, wines with a DM89 rating tend to be at the lower end of a 2.5 WSET score.
/ 100
WSET:
2.5Wines with a 2.5 WSET rating are 'good' or 'very good' wines according to the WSET scoring system, where we consider balance (B), intensity (I), length (L) and complexity (C). In terms of my personal rating system, wines with a solid WSET score of 2.5 usually get around 89 to 90 DM points.
/ 4.0
Stars:
3Wines with a rating of 3 stars are very well-made. They exceed expectations and are well above average within their peer group.

Jasper Morris of InsideBurgundy.com inspired me to use his 'Five Star Scale' in my tasting notes, too. The limitation of the standard 100-point scale is that in certain appellation hierarchies, such as Burgundy village versus premier cru, the lower-end wines will typically score less than the wines higher up the hierarchy. The five star scale therefore wants to compare a wine to its peers from the same category. It allows for very well-made wines to stand out.
/ 5

Wine details

Vintage: 2019
Colour:red
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:yes
Grape variety:Sangiovese
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Marchesi Antinori
Country:Italy
Region:Tuscany
Subregion:n/a
Appellation:Toscana IGT
Vineyard:n/a
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