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Saturday, 25 January 2014
1971 and 1979 Tignanello. 1971 is the debut vintage of Tignanello. The level of this bottle is a bit low, but the overall appearance is fine, so I have high hopes! :-) This wine is mainly Sangiovese blended with Canaiolo, Trebbiano and Malvasia, in the Chianti Classico style of the time. In 1975 they changed the blend to ca 80% Sangiovese and ca 20% Cabernet.
Some 15 years ago I had a stunning bottle of 1979 Sassicaia, so I hope that the Tignanello of the same vintage will follow that example!