92 / 100 by Robert Parker The 1994 Solaia is a revelation. Though a small-scaled wine, this Solaia reveals extraordinary harmony ... Read moreThe 1994 Solaia is a revelation. Though a small-scaled wine, this Solaia reveals extraordinary harmony in its roasted coffee beans, leather, spices and dark fruit, with surprising freshness and elegance. Well-kept bottles should continue to drink well for several years. By any measure the 1994 Solaia is a huge overachiever in this vintage.
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93 / 100 by Wine Spectator A super red wine from a top Tuscan producer. Displaying inky color, intense aromas of blackberries, mint ... Read moreA super red wine from a top Tuscan producer. Displaying inky color, intense aromas of blackberries, mint and currants, this vino da tavola is full-bodied, with full yet silky tannins and a long, long, fruity finish. Better after 1999. 800 cases made.
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18.5 / 20 by Jancis Robinson Higher in Cabernet Sauvignon than the Tignanello. From 10.5 ha in the centre of Tuscany, at 250 m. Warm ... Read moreHigher in Cabernet Sauvignon than the Tignanello. From 10.5 ha in the centre of Tuscany, at 250 m. Warm days and coolish nights. Very rocky shallow calcaire soils. 1994 was a good vintage with a hot summer, September rain and a dry sunny harvest in October. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 20% Sangiovese. Macerated in open wood barrels with regular punchdown, Sangiovese 15 days, Cabernet Sauvignon 20 days. Malo and maturation in new and one-year-old barrels for 14 months. Tasted in magnum.
Unfiltered in 1994 so slightly cloudy (nowadays they do a light filtration). Much the deepest colour of the flight. Dark ruby with some brick at the rim. Lovely nose. Fully evolved. Explosive, almost gunpowder. Lots of tertiary cedary aromas. A hint of prunes but quite fresh enough. Great stuff! Slightly dusty in a very good way. You can see the Sangiovese and that slight earthiness is definitely bordeaux. Very clean and vibrant.
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Asia warehouse: 18 Bottle(s), Delivery time approx. 2 days