Vinous 88 points - The 2012 Villa Antinori is laced with sweet raspberry, floral and spice flavors, all in a mid-weight, refreshing style with considerable near-term appeal. Quite frankly, this is a stunning level of quality for a wine from estate vineyards with a production that averages 3 million bottles year, something that is unheard of in Italy. The Villa Antinori draws fruit across Antinori properties in Chianti Classico, Montepulciano, Montalcino and Maremma.
Intense ruby red colour with purply hues. The nice hints of red berries and vanilla aromas from the oak are accompanied by good structure. The palate is complex and stylish with soft tannins.