Intensely fruity and complex with a good structure,well-balanced, with soft tannins and a lingering finish. Displays unmistakable varietal flavor while retaining strong regional character. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 20% Sangiovese.
Wine Advocate 96 points - The 2009 Solaia is one of the clear standouts of the vintage. Freshly cut flowers, raspberries, spices, mint and licorice burst from the glass as this fabulous, viscerally thrilling wine shows off its pure class. Today the oak is a bit prominent, but that won?t be an issue by the time the wine is ready to drink. In one of my blind tastings, the 2009 Solaia was flat-out great. There is no shortage of pedigree here. The 2009 has calmed down a little from its youth, when it was a much more exuberant wine, and has now begun to close down in bottle. Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc from a single parcel within the Antinori family?s Tignanello vineyard. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. (Jun 2012)
Wine Spectator 95 points - A pretty red, boasting floral, cherry, black currant, chocolate and spice aromas and flavors. The firm structure is assertive now, with acidity and tannins, but the sweet fruit and spice flavors persist and grace the long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2015 through 2030. From Italy.óB.S. (Feb 13 2013)