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2015 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Obtained by inheritance; Consignor is second owner

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Lightly elevated cork

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Obtained by inheritance; Consignor is second owner

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


94Wine Spectator

Ripe and spicy, featuring cherry, plum, almond and earth flavors. As this plays out on the finish, leather and tobacco notes join the party and the well-integrated structure provides ample support.

93Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of wild berry, pipe tobacco, mint and eucalyptus shape the nose along with whiffs of French oak. On the linear, elegantly structured palate, tightly knit, fine-grained tannins wrap around ripe black cherry, red currant, star anise and toast.

91The Wine Advocate

The bouquet delivers round and supple fruit tones with blackberry and summer cherry at the front...signature crunchiness or freshness that is derived from the acidity found in Sangiovese...ends with soft, velvety tannins.

91Vinous / IWC

...very pretty and expressive wine in this range. Soft and inviting... Crushed flowers, mint and spice are woven together in a wine of superb finesse.


Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico

Chianti is Tuscany’s most famous and historic wine district, and the Chianti Classico DOCG is the most prestigious Chianti appellation. Fittingly, it is located in the heart of the larger Chianti DOCG. Chianti’s wines were so esteemed during the Renaissance that the Medici princes of Florence designated several villages within the Chianti region as discrete production zones, setting up the first appellations in Italy. By the 20th century Chianti was Italy’s primary wine export. But the pizza parlor Chiantis sent to foreign markets were inexpensive, unremarkable reds presented in round-bottomed, straw-covered bottles. To upgrade Chianti wines and the region’s image, the Chianti Classico DOC was created in 1967, then upgraded to DOCG status in 1984, with additional modifications made in 1996. In the last 20 years a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.”


Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”