The 2009 Solaia shows a ruby red colour. On the palate the wine is smooth, thanks to perfectly ripe grapes and displays aromas of coffee, chocolate, mint and liquorice. The wine impresses for its finesse and structure, and is characterized by a great elegance and aging potential, with soft and velvety tannins.
Antinori - Tenuta Tignanello : Solaia 2009
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2009 Solaia is one of the clear standouts of the vintage. Freshly cut flowers, raspberries, spices, mint and licorice burst from the glass as this fabulous, viscerally thrilling wine shows off its pure class. Today the oak is a bit prominent, but that won't be an issue by the time the wine is ready to drink. In one of my blind tastings, the 2009 Solaia was flat-out great. There is no shortage of pedigree here. The 2009 has calmed down a little from its youth, when it was a much more exuberant wine, and has now begun to close down in bottle. Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc from a single parcel within the Antinori family's Tignanello vineyard. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029.