Lilium Est, Latin for lily, is Tenuta Sant’Antonio’s most intriguing wine due to its depth of aromas and flavours. It truly can be defined as a “meditation” wine. To be drunk with mindfulness and appreciation, exploring the wealth of sensory stimuli it has to offer.
Inky ruby red, clear and consistent, its aroma is very intense, full and fine. Balsamic, almost iodine notes can be appreciated immediately, conveyed by the notable alcoholic strength. These then give way to the characteristic aroma of ripe cherries, plums, small woodland berries; spicy aroma of star anise, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, vanilla and ginger. Tertiary aromas of cocoa, chocolate, goudron, almond, toasted hazelnuts and pipe tobacco. On the palate it is certainly dry, warm and soft, well supported by a notable acidity, richness of flavour and rounded tannin content. Very persistent and fine balance. Certainly ready, a wine with strong shoulders that can stand the test of time.
Decanter – 90
International Wine & Spirits Competition – 97 points
Wine Advocate – 96+ points