Solaia

About Solaia

Solaia is the crowning achievement of the illustrious Antinori stable. It is one of the most refined and coveted Super Tuscans.

 

Extending to 321 acres under vine, the two flagship wines of Marchesi Antinori are in fact located on the very same hillside, producing two of Italy’s most influential cuvées - Tignanello and Solaia.

 

Solaia is sourced from a 50-acre parcel of southwest-facing vineyards at an altitude of 350-400 metres. With the most sunlight exposure of any vines in the Tenuta Tignanello estate, Solaia is an interesting foil to the legendary Sangiovese-based Tignanello. Still primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Solaia began its life as a Bordeaux blend of two Cabernets (20% Franc), until the gradual introduction of up to 20% Sangiovese was introduced to complete the composition as we know it today. This wine is produced only in exceptional vintages

 

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Solaia 2002 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,294.71
2002

Solaia 2002 (1x300cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (90+)

I would be surprised by the 2002 Solaia had I not recently tasted a number of wines from that vintage that continue to exceed expectations. In 2002 production was down sharply because of the cold, rainy growing season, which precluded the Sangiovese from being used. The 2002 was bottled with a different label that included the words ‘Annata Diversa' i.e. ‘Different Vintage.' Tasting the 2002 next to the other vintages, it doesn't really seem all that different.
As per foto Delivery to Storage from 24 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x300cl 1 90+ (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,294.71
Solaia 2008 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,393.11
2008

Solaia 2008 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (96)

Wonderful pure Cabernet character, with currants, spices, flowers and violets. Velvety and fresh. Long and intense. Less austere than the 2007 with very sweet and ripe tannins. Such beauty. This is really powerful. Give it three to four years before trying a bottle.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x300cl 2 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,393.11
Solaia 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,386.47
2008

Solaia 2008 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

Wonderful pure Cabernet character, with currants, spices, flowers and violets. Velvety and fresh. Long and intense. Less austere than the 2007 with very sweet and ripe tannins. Such beauty. This is really powerful. Give it three to four years before trying a bottle.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,386.47
Solaia 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,546.07
2009

Solaia 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96+)

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.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,546.07
Solaia 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,628.87
2010

Solaia 2010 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A triumph for Solaia: it suggests the greatness of the legendary 1997. This is a wine with very subtle, complex aromas and flavours of currants, licorice and raspberries. Wonderful nose. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. It lasts for minutes on the palate. The precision of the cabrenet sauvignon comes through here.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,628.87
Solaia 2012 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,053.11
2012

Solaia 2012 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (97)

Extremely impressive ripe dark fruits of blueberries, plums and blackberries follow through to a full body, round texture and bright acidity. The finesse and depth to this red is stunning making it a wonderful successor to the 2011 Solaia. Needs three or four years to soften and open.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x300cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,053.11
Solaia 2014 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £540.56
2014

Solaia 2014 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2014 Solaia will be released during the second half of 2017. This is a fine-tuned expression that shows a focused sense of detail and careful attention. The quota of Cabernet Franc has been upped by a hair and this makes a big difference, especially in terms of the wine's bouquet. Otherwise, this celebrated Tuscan blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese. It opens to dark fruit aromas with crushed mineral, pipe tobacco, pressed flower and toasted spice. Its appearance is midnight black and profound. The wine delivers a sense of sheer excitement and nervousness that will subside with another few years of bottle age. Nonetheless, I think a certain amount of that bright edginess or rigidness will always be part of this cool vintage Solaia. In the mouth, the wine is firm, compact and dense. The tannins are chiseled to the point of sublime integration. Marchesi Antinori made 40% less Solaia in this vintage in order to maintain the quality you taste here.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 6 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £540.56
Solaia 2014 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,117.11
2014

Solaia 2014 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2014 Solaia will be released during the second half of 2017. This is a fine-tuned expression that shows a focused sense of detail and careful attention. The quota of Cabernet Franc has been upped by a hair and this makes a big difference, especially in terms of the wine's bouquet. Otherwise, this celebrated Tuscan blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese. It opens to dark fruit aromas with crushed mineral, pipe tobacco, pressed flower and toasted spice. Its appearance is midnight black and profound. The wine delivers a sense of sheer excitement and nervousness that will subside with another few years of bottle age. Nonetheless, I think a certain amount of that bright edginess or rigidness will always be part of this cool vintage Solaia. In the mouth, the wine is firm, compact and dense. The tannins are chiseled to the point of sublime integration. Marchesi Antinori made 40% less Solaia in this vintage in order to maintain the quality you taste here.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x300cl 15 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,117.11
Solaia 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,352.87
2014

Solaia 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2014 Solaia will be released during the second half of 2017. This is a fine-tuned expression that shows a focused sense of detail and careful attention. The quota of Cabernet Franc has been upped by a hair and this makes a big difference, especially in terms of the wine's bouquet. Otherwise, this celebrated Tuscan blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese. It opens to dark fruit aromas with crushed mineral, pipe tobacco, pressed flower and toasted spice. Its appearance is midnight black and profound. The wine delivers a sense of sheer excitement and nervousness that will subside with another few years of bottle age. Nonetheless, I think a certain amount of that bright edginess or rigidness will always be part of this cool vintage Solaia. In the mouth, the wine is firm, compact and dense. The tannins are chiseled to the point of sublime integration. Marchesi Antinori made 40% less Solaia in this vintage in order to maintain the quality you taste here.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,352.87
Solaia 2015 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £877.76
2015

Solaia 2015 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

There is a magical infinity, a continuous loop of compatibilities, between the icon wines of Tuscany and the 2015 vintage. The stunning 2015 Solaia is solid evidence of this perfect alignment. This was a warm vintage that shows less favorably in my opinion in different parts of Italy and with other grapes that render their most elegant performances in the cooler vintages. I would put pure expressions of Nebbiolo and Sangiovese in this category. However, Tuscany and many of her great blended reds (made partially or fully with international grapes) operate according to a different logic. To me, their maximum expression comes when you can taste that Tuscan sunshine beaming from within. Its rays are brilliant and warm. They shine across the senses with opulence and intensity. The very name Solaia evokes the concept of sunshine and this unique Tuscan wine archetype I am referring to. With the 2015 vintage, Solaia is liquid sunshine not just in name but also in fact. The bouquet is immediately soft and sensual with dark fruit, spice and sweet tobacco. The mouthfeel shows intensity and power, but you don't get any heavy residue from the dry extract (measured at 33 grams per liter). Indeed, the wine feels glossy, tonic and fresh. It is composed of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese and a tiny part Cabernet Franc. There is a bit of crunch or snap that comes thanks to the more acidity-prone Sangiovese grape (the wine measures 3.5 in pH). Finally, the tannins are beautifully sweet and ripe. This wine is meticulously executed, and the 2015 vintage lives up to an ideal of what we imagine Solaia to be. It will be released about a week after this review is published. Some 80,000 bottles were produced.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £877.76
Solaia 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,020.07
2015

Solaia 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

There is a magical infinity, a continuous loop of compatibilities, between the icon wines of Tuscany and the 2015 vintage. The stunning 2015 Solaia is solid evidence of this perfect alignment. This was a warm vintage that shows less favorably in my opinion in different parts of Italy and with other grapes that render their most elegant performances in the cooler vintages. I would put pure expressions of Nebbiolo and Sangiovese in this category. However, Tuscany and many of her great blended reds (made partially or fully with international grapes) operate according to a different logic. To me, their maximum expression comes when you can taste that Tuscan sunshine beaming from within. Its rays are brilliant and warm. They shine across the senses with opulence and intensity. The very name Solaia evokes the concept of sunshine and this unique Tuscan wine archetype I am referring to. With the 2015 vintage, Solaia is liquid sunshine not just in name but also in fact. The bouquet is immediately soft and sensual with dark fruit, spice and sweet tobacco. The mouthfeel shows intensity and power, but you don't get any heavy residue from the dry extract (measured at 33 grams per liter). Indeed, the wine feels glossy, tonic and fresh. It is composed of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese and a tiny part Cabernet Franc. There is a bit of crunch or snap that comes thanks to the more acidity-prone Sangiovese grape (the wine measures 3.5 in pH). Finally, the tannins are beautifully sweet and ripe. This wine is meticulously executed, and the 2015 vintage lives up to an ideal of what we imagine Solaia to be. It will be released about a week after this review is published. Some 80,000 bottles were produced.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,020.07
Solaia 2016 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,940.31
2016

Solaia 2016 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

I fussed over scoring this wine more than I'd like to admit—tasting through three samples under different conditions at various intervals and testing my impressions blind against wines in its peer group. Most importantly, I tasted this 2016 vintage against the 2015 vintage over and over again. I confess to a few nights of restless sleep as a result. Ultimately, my decision to award 100 points to the 2016 Solaia came on impulse and with the most natural sense of purpose. I had also given the 2015 vintage a perfect score, and intellectually, it seemed impossible not to pick a favorite among these two stunning expressions. I will also state, outright, that the wines are very different, principally because the 2015 vintage shows more overall opulence and sweetness that extends to the pronounced textural richness of the mouthfeel. The 2016 vintage, on the other hand, is more chiseled and sharp with mineral shadings of campfire ash and graphite at the rim of its dark fruit. The mouthfeel is more streamlined and tight at its core, suggesting that the wine will unfold and soften beautifully with time. I feel like 2015 is the Dolce & Gabbana of the situation and the 2016 is the Armani Privé. The personalities of the two wines are distinct, yet my admiration for each is identical.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x300cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,940.31
Solaia 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,087.27
2016

Solaia 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

I fussed over scoring this wine more than I'd like to admit—tasting through three samples under different conditions at various intervals and testing my impressions blind against wines in its peer group. Most importantly, I tasted this 2016 vintage against the 2015 vintage over and over again. I confess to a few nights of restless sleep as a result. Ultimately, my decision to award 100 points to the 2016 Solaia came on impulse and with the most natural sense of purpose. I had also given the 2015 vintage a perfect score, and intellectually, it seemed impossible not to pick a favorite among these two stunning expressions. I will also state, outright, that the wines are very different, principally because the 2015 vintage shows more overall opulence and sweetness that extends to the pronounced textural richness of the mouthfeel. The 2016 vintage, on the other hand, is more chiseled and sharp with mineral shadings of campfire ash and graphite at the rim of its dark fruit. The mouthfeel is more streamlined and tight at its core, suggesting that the wine will unfold and soften beautifully with time. I feel like 2015 is the Dolce & Gabbana of the situation and the 2016 is the Armani Privé. The personalities of the two wines are distinct, yet my admiration for each is identical.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,087.27
Solaia 2017 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £695.36
2017

Solaia 2017 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

Extremely aromatic with sage, lavender, blackberries and currants. Full-bodied with chewy and very polished tannins that melt into the wine. Foursquare and slightly austere. Fresh and well framed. A wine that needs five to six years to soften and come together completely. Try after 2025.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 3 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £695.36
Solaia 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,273.07
2017

Solaia 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Extremely aromatic with sage, lavender, blackberries and currants. Full-bodied with chewy and very polished tannins that melt into the wine. Foursquare and slightly austere. Fresh and well framed. A wine that needs five to six years to soften and come together completely. Try after 2025.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,273.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Solaia 2002 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £1,070.00
2002

Solaia 2002 (1x300cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (90+)

I would be surprised by the 2002 Solaia had I not recently tasted a number of wines from that vintage that continue to exceed expectations. In 2002 production was down sharply because of the cold, rainy growing season, which precluded the Sangiovese from being used. The 2002 was bottled with a different label that included the words ‘Annata Diversa' i.e. ‘Different Vintage.' Tasting the 2002 next to the other vintages, it doesn't really seem all that different.
As per foto Delivery to Storage from 24 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x300cl 1 90+ (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,070.00
Solaia 2008 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £1,152.00
2008

Solaia 2008 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (96)

Wonderful pure Cabernet character, with currants, spices, flowers and violets. Velvety and fresh. Long and intense. Less austere than the 2007 with very sweet and ripe tannins. Such beauty. This is really powerful. Give it three to four years before trying a bottle.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x300cl 2 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,152.00
Solaia 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,142.00
2008

Solaia 2008 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

Wonderful pure Cabernet character, with currants, spices, flowers and violets. Velvety and fresh. Long and intense. Less austere than the 2007 with very sweet and ripe tannins. Such beauty. This is really powerful. Give it three to four years before trying a bottle.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,142.00
Solaia 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,275.00
2009

Solaia 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96+)

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.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,275.00
Solaia 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,344.00
2010

Solaia 2010 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A triumph for Solaia: it suggests the greatness of the legendary 1997. This is a wine with very subtle, complex aromas and flavours of currants, licorice and raspberries. Wonderful nose. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. It lasts for minutes on the palate. The precision of the cabrenet sauvignon comes through here.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,344.00
Solaia 2012 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £1,702.00
2012

Solaia 2012 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (97)

Extremely impressive ripe dark fruits of blueberries, plums and blackberries follow through to a full body, round texture and bright acidity. The finesse and depth to this red is stunning making it a wonderful successor to the 2011 Solaia. Needs three or four years to soften and open.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x300cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,702.00
Solaia 2014 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £446.00
2014

Solaia 2014 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2014 Solaia will be released during the second half of 2017. This is a fine-tuned expression that shows a focused sense of detail and careful attention. The quota of Cabernet Franc has been upped by a hair and this makes a big difference, especially in terms of the wine's bouquet. Otherwise, this celebrated Tuscan blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese. It opens to dark fruit aromas with crushed mineral, pipe tobacco, pressed flower and toasted spice. Its appearance is midnight black and profound. The wine delivers a sense of sheer excitement and nervousness that will subside with another few years of bottle age. Nonetheless, I think a certain amount of that bright edginess or rigidness will always be part of this cool vintage Solaia. In the mouth, the wine is firm, compact and dense. The tannins are chiseled to the point of sublime integration. Marchesi Antinori made 40% less Solaia in this vintage in order to maintain the quality you taste here.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 6 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £446.00
Solaia 2014 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £922.00
2014

Solaia 2014 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2014 Solaia will be released during the second half of 2017. This is a fine-tuned expression that shows a focused sense of detail and careful attention. The quota of Cabernet Franc has been upped by a hair and this makes a big difference, especially in terms of the wine's bouquet. Otherwise, this celebrated Tuscan blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese. It opens to dark fruit aromas with crushed mineral, pipe tobacco, pressed flower and toasted spice. Its appearance is midnight black and profound. The wine delivers a sense of sheer excitement and nervousness that will subside with another few years of bottle age. Nonetheless, I think a certain amount of that bright edginess or rigidness will always be part of this cool vintage Solaia. In the mouth, the wine is firm, compact and dense. The tannins are chiseled to the point of sublime integration. Marchesi Antinori made 40% less Solaia in this vintage in order to maintain the quality you taste here.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x300cl 15 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £922.00
Solaia 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,114.00
2014

Solaia 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2014 Solaia will be released during the second half of 2017. This is a fine-tuned expression that shows a focused sense of detail and careful attention. The quota of Cabernet Franc has been upped by a hair and this makes a big difference, especially in terms of the wine's bouquet. Otherwise, this celebrated Tuscan blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese. It opens to dark fruit aromas with crushed mineral, pipe tobacco, pressed flower and toasted spice. Its appearance is midnight black and profound. The wine delivers a sense of sheer excitement and nervousness that will subside with another few years of bottle age. Nonetheless, I think a certain amount of that bright edginess or rigidness will always be part of this cool vintage Solaia. In the mouth, the wine is firm, compact and dense. The tannins are chiseled to the point of sublime integration. Marchesi Antinori made 40% less Solaia in this vintage in order to maintain the quality you taste here.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,114.00
Solaia 2015 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £727.00
2015

Solaia 2015 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

There is a magical infinity, a continuous loop of compatibilities, between the icon wines of Tuscany and the 2015 vintage. The stunning 2015 Solaia is solid evidence of this perfect alignment. This was a warm vintage that shows less favorably in my opinion in different parts of Italy and with other grapes that render their most elegant performances in the cooler vintages. I would put pure expressions of Nebbiolo and Sangiovese in this category. However, Tuscany and many of her great blended reds (made partially or fully with international grapes) operate according to a different logic. To me, their maximum expression comes when you can taste that Tuscan sunshine beaming from within. Its rays are brilliant and warm. They shine across the senses with opulence and intensity. The very name Solaia evokes the concept of sunshine and this unique Tuscan wine archetype I am referring to. With the 2015 vintage, Solaia is liquid sunshine not just in name but also in fact. The bouquet is immediately soft and sensual with dark fruit, spice and sweet tobacco. The mouthfeel shows intensity and power, but you don't get any heavy residue from the dry extract (measured at 33 grams per liter). Indeed, the wine feels glossy, tonic and fresh. It is composed of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese and a tiny part Cabernet Franc. There is a bit of crunch or snap that comes thanks to the more acidity-prone Sangiovese grape (the wine measures 3.5 in pH). Finally, the tannins are beautifully sweet and ripe. This wine is meticulously executed, and the 2015 vintage lives up to an ideal of what we imagine Solaia to be. It will be released about a week after this review is published. Some 80,000 bottles were produced.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £727.00
Solaia 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,670.00
2015

Solaia 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

There is a magical infinity, a continuous loop of compatibilities, between the icon wines of Tuscany and the 2015 vintage. The stunning 2015 Solaia is solid evidence of this perfect alignment. This was a warm vintage that shows less favorably in my opinion in different parts of Italy and with other grapes that render their most elegant performances in the cooler vintages. I would put pure expressions of Nebbiolo and Sangiovese in this category. However, Tuscany and many of her great blended reds (made partially or fully with international grapes) operate according to a different logic. To me, their maximum expression comes when you can taste that Tuscan sunshine beaming from within. Its rays are brilliant and warm. They shine across the senses with opulence and intensity. The very name Solaia evokes the concept of sunshine and this unique Tuscan wine archetype I am referring to. With the 2015 vintage, Solaia is liquid sunshine not just in name but also in fact. The bouquet is immediately soft and sensual with dark fruit, spice and sweet tobacco. The mouthfeel shows intensity and power, but you don't get any heavy residue from the dry extract (measured at 33 grams per liter). Indeed, the wine feels glossy, tonic and fresh. It is composed of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese and a tiny part Cabernet Franc. There is a bit of crunch or snap that comes thanks to the more acidity-prone Sangiovese grape (the wine measures 3.5 in pH). Finally, the tannins are beautifully sweet and ripe. This wine is meticulously executed, and the 2015 vintage lives up to an ideal of what we imagine Solaia to be. It will be released about a week after this review is published. Some 80,000 bottles were produced.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,670.00
Solaia 2016 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £1,608.00
2016

Solaia 2016 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

I fussed over scoring this wine more than I'd like to admit—tasting through three samples under different conditions at various intervals and testing my impressions blind against wines in its peer group. Most importantly, I tasted this 2016 vintage against the 2015 vintage over and over again. I confess to a few nights of restless sleep as a result. Ultimately, my decision to award 100 points to the 2016 Solaia came on impulse and with the most natural sense of purpose. I had also given the 2015 vintage a perfect score, and intellectually, it seemed impossible not to pick a favorite among these two stunning expressions. I will also state, outright, that the wines are very different, principally because the 2015 vintage shows more overall opulence and sweetness that extends to the pronounced textural richness of the mouthfeel. The 2016 vintage, on the other hand, is more chiseled and sharp with mineral shadings of campfire ash and graphite at the rim of its dark fruit. The mouthfeel is more streamlined and tight at its core, suggesting that the wine will unfold and soften beautifully with time. I feel like 2015 is the Dolce & Gabbana of the situation and the 2016 is the Armani Privé. The personalities of the two wines are distinct, yet my admiration for each is identical.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x300cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,608.00
Solaia 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,726.00
2016

Solaia 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

I fussed over scoring this wine more than I'd like to admit—tasting through three samples under different conditions at various intervals and testing my impressions blind against wines in its peer group. Most importantly, I tasted this 2016 vintage against the 2015 vintage over and over again. I confess to a few nights of restless sleep as a result. Ultimately, my decision to award 100 points to the 2016 Solaia came on impulse and with the most natural sense of purpose. I had also given the 2015 vintage a perfect score, and intellectually, it seemed impossible not to pick a favorite among these two stunning expressions. I will also state, outright, that the wines are very different, principally because the 2015 vintage shows more overall opulence and sweetness that extends to the pronounced textural richness of the mouthfeel. The 2016 vintage, on the other hand, is more chiseled and sharp with mineral shadings of campfire ash and graphite at the rim of its dark fruit. The mouthfeel is more streamlined and tight at its core, suggesting that the wine will unfold and soften beautifully with time. I feel like 2015 is the Dolce & Gabbana of the situation and the 2016 is the Armani Privé. The personalities of the two wines are distinct, yet my admiration for each is identical.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,726.00
Solaia 2017 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £575.00
2017

Solaia 2017 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

Extremely aromatic with sage, lavender, blackberries and currants. Full-bodied with chewy and very polished tannins that melt into the wine. Foursquare and slightly austere. Fresh and well framed. A wine that needs five to six years to soften and come together completely. Try after 2025.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 3 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £575.00
Solaia 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,047.50
2017

Solaia 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Extremely aromatic with sage, lavender, blackberries and currants. Full-bodied with chewy and very polished tannins that melt into the wine. Foursquare and slightly austere. Fresh and well framed. A wine that needs five to six years to soften and come together completely. Try after 2025.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,047.50

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