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JAR was kind enough to open this wine to share with NolanE, me and their wife/girlfriend.

What a stylish and impressive bottle of wine. The '88 has long been my favorite Tig, but this may well evolve into something just as special.

An intoxicating and floral nose, showing blackberries, raisin, spices and toast. The palate was rich with extreme freshness and crisp flavors of black cherries, hints of strawberry, dried herbal spices, followed with streaks of licorice and slightly burnt toast that balanced well against the sweet fruit.

The finish was both long (very) with still active tannins. An absolute joy to drink now, and may turn out to be one of the best Tig's ever with a couple more years of aging.

Well done, and thanks again JAR for sharing. Cool
 
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I've always wanted to try one of these but haven't pulled the trigger...yet.

Thanks for the note w+a.


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Great to read this note, did you drink with food? I stocked up on these as its our anniversary year and they were available at a relatively decent price locally. It sounds like another year or two would be a great time to try the first bottle.
 
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Great to read this note, did you drink with food? I stocked up on these as its our anniversary year and they were available at a relatively decent price locally. It sounds like another year or two would be a great time to try the first bottle.


We did indeed enjoy with food Dunder.

Based solely on this bottle, I would think 2011- 2015+ could be special. (see '88)

That said, hard to not drink now. Wink
 
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Originally posted by wine+art:

What a stylish and impressive bottle of wine. The '88 has long been my favorite Tig, but this may well evolve into something just as special.

An intoxicating and floral nose, showing blackberries, raisin, spices and toast. The palate was rich with extreme freshness and crisp flavors of black cherries, hints of strawberry, dried herbal spices, followed with streaks of licorice and slightly burnt toast that balanced well against the sweet fruit.

The finish was both long (very) with still active tannins. An absolute joy to drink now, and may turn out to be one of the best Tig's ever with a couple more years of aging.

Well done, and thanks again JAR for sharing. Cool


I couldn't agree more. I love the '04 and based on my tasting in March, the '06 may be as good or better. After several years of mediocre wines, Tig is back in stride.
 
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This was my first Tig, but it's been on the to-buy list for a while. Really happy and appreciative to JAR for bringing this.

AMAZING nose. Not quite as heavy as I'd built it up to be in my mind, but amazing balance between earth and fruit.

Don't recall any specific flavors, but well worth the money.


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JAR was kind enough to open this wine to share with NolanE, me and their wife/girlfriend.

What a stylish and impressive bottle of wine. The '88 has long been my favorite Tig, but this may well evolve into something just as special.

An intoxicating and floral nose, showing blackberries, raisin, spices and toast. The palate was rich with extreme freshness and crisp flavors of black cherries, hints of strawberry, dried herbal spices, followed with streaks of licorice and slightly burnt toast that balanced well against the sweet fruit.

The finish was both long (very) with still active tannins. An absolute joy to drink now, and may turn out to be one of the best Tig's ever with a couple more years of aging.

Well done, and thanks again JAR for sharing. Cool


wine+art:

It was a pleasure sharing this wine with you this past Wed and specially seeing you describing your impressions of the Tig.

Just reading your TN, makes me want to open another one... Smile

I fully agree with your TN. This is an incredible wine that is hard to resist now.

Note to Everyone: I opened the bottle two and a half hours prior to drinking. I decanted it for 1.5 hours and poured back into bottle...
 
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This was my first Tig


Nolan:

I am glad that I had something to do with it...

I really enjoyed the company of everyone that attended our off-line.

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I have found that on young Tignanello the Cabernet, even though it's in a small quantity, usually dominates the sangiovese. Did you find any of this in this wine?
 
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When young, yes. With time, the Cabernet falls the the background and the gorgeous Sangiovese notes start to come through. Admittedly I'm not that big a Tig fan, but the 1988 and 1990 were both excellent. I've been less impressed with recent vintages, although perhaps 2004 and 2006 will be more to my liking with time.

That said, I don't think it's worth the $100CAD it commands in this market.
 
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When young, yes. With time, the Cabernet falls the the background and the gorgeous Sangiovese notes start to come through. Admittedly I'm not that big a Tig fan, but the 1988 and 1990 were both excellent. I've been less impressed with recent vintages, although perhaps 2004 and 2006 will be more to my liking with time.

That said, I don't think it's worth the $100CAD it commands in this market.

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I picked up the 2004 for around $75. The 2005 jumped to $105.00 Eek - at least in this market.


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Bought some Tig when it first came out having score big on the WS list. Paid %$83 CAD for it. Price now in Nfld is about $105. Am saving mine for 2010 and beyond.

How do you think it would pair with a rack of lamb? Leg of lamb? A lot of folks like Cabs with Fluffy but I'm a big Sangiovese fan and find really food Sangiovese based wines work with gamier meat, not just beef.
 
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Simply prepared lamb with some herbes de Provence or just rosemary and garlic would be a perfectly fine foil for the Tig. Skip the dijon mustard and crusted this and that.
 
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Popped and poured from a 375 mL bottle last night and served with prime rib.

The nose featured mostly cherry and spices, with a hint of cedar and a bit of old world earthiness. Not quite as expressive as I had hoped.

In the mouth it's a different story. There is a huge concentration of intense red fruit. This is supported by mouthwatering acidity and a robust yet well balanced and integrated tannin structure. The mouth feel is rich and smooth. From beginning to end the wine is in perfect balance. The finish goes on for roughly 30 seconds.

Although approachable now, this wine is still quite primary on the nose and palate. It has the structure to go far, so I'll be leaving my 750's for a few more years.

93 points tonight.


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Had this at a Michelin 1 star restaurant in Tuscany and it was running on all cylinders. The french oak was integrated with the red and dark fruits like a fine woven blanket. There was no harsh edges with gobs of plums, cherries and a decent amount of asian spices on the finish. The tannins were grainy in texture and the ruby color in the beautifully lit restaurant was a sight for sore eyes. 94+ on this night.


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Love this vintage of Tig. Still young but what a beauty. I agree that the nose needs to develop but the palate is so balanced showing great complexity at this young. Glad I have a couple of 6 paks tucked away Cool


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IW Thanks for your TN. Reads like an excellent showing of this wine!
Based on my recent experience with the '98 '99 '01 and '05 vintages of Tig. I have come to the conclusion that I like them more when they are relatively young.

After reading your TN I think I might as well open the single bottle of '04 I have.

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Had this at a Michelin 1 star restaurant in Tuscany

Which restaurant was this?


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Which restaurant was this?


I'm thinking, Osteria di Passignano.
 
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Which restaurant was this?


I'm thinking, Osteria di Passignano.


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Its hard to imagine an Antinori wine not tasting excellent there Wink

This place is still on my wish list. Perhaps I should keep my own '04 closed and try to get there and enjoy it where its most at home Big Grin


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I'm thinking, Osteria di Passignano.[/QUOTE]

This place is still on my wish list. Perhaps I should keep my own '04 closed and try to get there and enjoy it where its most at home Big Grin[/QUOTE]

Had a tour and tasting/dinner there last month. I am not a foodie or a Michelin star collector - but I was quite impressed and would recommend it.

We had our tour with Maurizio Colia (sp?) and he was excellent.


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W+A is correct. An excellent restaurant and proper glassware. The best Rabbit I have ever had.


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I have never had anything short of an excellent meal at this fine restaurant.

Glad you both enjoyed, IW.
 
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I consider Marcelo and Maurizio very good friends. I can say they have always bent over backwards to make sure our dining experiences have been memorable. I have sent many of our friends (including many on this board) there and have never had anyone tell me they were disappointed. Maurizio is now teaching some Sommelier classes in London as well. I hope to dine at the Osteria again in November. Just thinking about this has my mouth watering.
 
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I hope to dine at the Osteria again in November. Just thinking about this has my mouth watering.

Now that would be an offline! Eek


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Without a doubt the most memorable meal and wine tasting I've ever attended. I have been lucky enough to eat there 3 times and it gets better every time.

I see Antinori just opened a new wine cellar in Bargino. Looks like something I'll have to check out hopefully sometime.
 
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