1990 Marchesi Antinori Solaia Toscana
More than fully mature and on its decline but still holding together and showing elements of its past greatest glory. Extra point for its age-worthiness. Loads of funk that need to blow off, but did rather quickly, even if a little stayed on the palate for some extra character. There are times when you are thankful to get to taste wine at this stage of its development because it reminds you of how top-quality wines are sometimes not given enough benefit of the doubt about how long they can still show their stuff.
94 Wine Advocate
The 1990 Solaia is slightly more concentrated than the 1990 Tignanello, with a saturated purple color, and a classic, international nose of cassis, lead pencil, vanillin, and smoke. It is gorgeously rich, with a fat, buttery texture, and a long, highly extracted finish. Well-balanced and already delicious, it remains unevolved and is potentially a 12-20 year wine. In the context of recent Solaias, I would rate it a worthy competitor to the other-worldly 1985.
Tasted next to so many other great wines, the 1990 Solaia actually suffers a bit. I am sure it would be magnificent on its own, but here it comes across as a bit one-dimensional, with less opulence than vintages like 1994 and 1997, but less structure than 1988 tasted immediately before. Overall, 1990 is a hugely attractive wine that stops just a touch short of being genuinely profound.
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