4.5 STARS 90/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "an attractively refreshing palate offering ripe fruit flavours with silky texture, making it immediately appealing"
With a heritage traced back to 1385 and spanning twenty-six generations, Antinori are basically the Royal Family of Italian winemaking. And with the Antinori brand boasting super-premium releases such as Tignanello which can reach hundreds of dollars in value, the Santa Cristina certainly enters at the more humble end of the spectrum.
But what the Santa Cristina may lack in prestige, it makes up for in serious bang-for-your-buck. With rich flavours of plum, raspberry and olive, and plenty of silky, generous mouthfeel, this smart little mover deserves a top spot on any dinner table. It's seriously good drinking - approachable, supple and with those dry tannins you expect from Tuscany.
Right on the money.
A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Syrah.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "It's delightfully fruited and fragrant on the nose with dark plum, raspberry, floral, olive and almond notes, leading to an attractively refreshing palate offering ripe fruit flavours with silky texture, making it immediately appealing."