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2012 Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT Antinori, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

In Bond case price:
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana IGT
Producer Antinori
Vintage 2012
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety SuperTuscan Blend
ABV 13.5%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Stock 4 cases (in stock and available immediately)

95 Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (October 2015)

The 2012 Solaia is the ultimate comfort wine: It serves as a beautiful monument to the potential of Italian wine. Let me give you some context. My lukewarm review of the 2011 vintage caused some heads to turn. Happily, the previous vintage has served as a springboard for this current release. Both 2011 and 2012 come from hot climatic conditions, but these wines are very different in style and content. The 2011 heat softened the lines that make up the varietal identity of this celebrated Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. Those lines are presented in sharp focus with the 2012 edition. The nose is redolent of dark berry, crushed mineral, plum, spice and touch of white pepper. The wine is integrated and seamless, but it speaks with a strong and articulate voice.

94 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2015)

Another intense, tightly-wound wine, the 2012 Solaia is likely to require a number of years in bottle before it is ready to drink. Graphite, smoke, plums, black cherries, rose petal and mint meld together effortlessly in the glass. Here, too, the style is all about grace and finesse. The 2012 Solaia is going require patience, but all the elements are in the right place. In 2012, the Cabernet Franc is nearly 7% of the blend, which is on the high side.

Vintage Format Packaging Stock Price Status
2013 6x75cl OWC 4 cases £850.00 In Bond View
2010 6x75cl OWC 4 cases £900.00 In Bond View
2009 6x75cl OWC 3 cases £925.00 In Bond View
2009 1x600cl OWC 1 case £1,600.00 In Bond View
2007 6x75cl OWC 3 cases £1,000.00 In Bond View
2007 1x600cl OWC 1 case £2,000.00 In Bond View