Robert Parker 90
The 2000 Solaia, not unexpectedly, is the best wine of the series with expansive aromas of black currants, thyme, and sage, much eucalyptus and chocolate on the palate along with ripe, sweet fruit, and a sizeable finish. Drink: 2005-2018. Are we dealing with a half-full or a half-empty glass here? Hard to say, but the competition among the bigger houses is getting tougher in Tuscany, and Antinori may have to look at its quantities in less favorable vintages. It is not clear, for instance, that the right stuff for over one hundred thousand bottles of Guado al Tasso was available in 2000. Importer: Remy Amerique, New York, NY; tel. (800) 358-6002
Anticipated maturity: 2005-2018
Much the same can be said about the 2000 Solaia, another wine with plenty of near and medium-term appeal, but less potential for aging.
Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018