Fine Wine Online Auction

November 28, 2017

LOT 150
MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 (2) 96 WA
MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2007 (3) 94 WS 97 WA
  • MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 (2) 96 WA
MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2007 (3) 94 WS 97 WA

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MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 (2)
Tuscany.

The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 96 WA

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2007 (3)
Tuscany.

The 2007 Solaia saturates the palate with a heady array of super-ripe black cherries, plums, cassis, mocha and sweet French oak. There is an exotic quality to the Solaia I find totally irresistible. Despite its considerable ripeness and opulence, the 2007 Solaia is never heavy, rather it impresses for its extraordinary finesse and balance. Minerals, graphite and crushed rocks frame a long, seductive finish. This is a wonderful Solaia loaded with vintage and vineyard character. The 2007 Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc, aged in 100% new oak. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. 94 WS 97 WA


5 bts. (OWC) per lot $1,200 - $1,500

Realised: $1,680
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
OWC
Score: 96, 97
Type: Italy
Vintage: 2001, 2007