Reviewed on 02-11-2019
Rating B+
Style Red
Vintage 2013
ABV 13.5%
Price $30.00  Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Dinner With The Parents, Holiday Meals, Host/Hostess Gifting

Drink If You Like

Merlot, Sangiovese , Tempranillo

The Full Review

You will have no problem finding this wine, as this famous winemaking family makes 12 million bottles of wine a year. This wine is good, but it loses some complexity the second it sees oxygen and the tannin is a bit off, with a slight bitter green tinge that is made up for with other varieties (none of which are listed by Antinori though, which is too bad). As the wine sucks in the air around the glass your nose can enjoy ripe cherry fruit made sweet by oak exposure. The signature earthy tones of Classico have a slight muted quality, making the balance just a bit off, but the acidity brings a floral note compensating for the loss. The riper tannin comes in to save the day, giving the wine a backbone and making it a good wine to bring to a dinner party as this wine was made for pleasing a crowd.