HDH Wine

2011 Solaia, Marchesi Antinori

Toscana IGT

$245.00 per Bottle


4 Bottles




"Blackberry jam, cassis, grilled herbs and melted road tar meld together in the 2011 Solaia. Another super-exotic, racy 2011 from Antinori, Solaia is supremely beautiful. Mocha, espresso and sage are some of the many notes that add complexity. Hints of white truffle, lavender, smoke and licorice are laced into the exotic, racy finish. In 2011, Solaia has a dollop more of Cabernet Franc in the blend, added to give the wine a touch of freshness. Ripe and flashy to the core, the 2011 needs time to lose some of its youthful exuberance. At times, the 2011 could be easily mistaken for a wine from Napa Valley, such is its intensity." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 09/01/2014)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2019-2036

"A rich, bright red, displaying plum, blackberry, boysenberry, leather and spice notes, allied to a dense structure. Built for the long haul, this remains balanced and juicy through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2033. 500 cases imported." Wine Spectator
(WS, 07/31/2015)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2018-2033

"Aromas of cherries and currants with hints of fresh rose petals. Full-bodied, very fruit-forward and flavorful. Long and rich. All about fruit and richness. Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 05/05/2017)

Rating: 94

"I’m not fully convinced by the 2011 Solaia. It is a hedonistic and heady expression for sure, but it doesn’t come near the 97 points I awarded the 2010 vintage. In fact, the bouquet here is very ripe with thick tones of strawberry and blackberry folded within tobacco, leather and sweet spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc offer flavors of rum cake and candied fruit. There’s a good amount of tannic firmness surrounded by thick extract and fleshiness." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #215
(WA, 10/01/2014)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2015-2025

"Aged 14 months in new French oak. Wonderful bramble fruit. Very modern and easily mistaken for great New World Cabernet. Gorgeous fruit quality on the nose. Fine smoky perfume on the finish. Quite heady and opulent, but perfectly balanced, and set up for a very promising future." Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/13/2014)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2018-2036

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