Antinori Guado Al Tasso

2015

$100.00
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Winemaker Notes:

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and occasionally a small amount of Petit Verdot to best represent the complexity and elegance of the Bolgheri terroir. This wine has been produced since 1990 from vineyards on alluvial soils whose composition ranges from clay-sand to clay-loam with rocky deposits know as "scheletro".

The 2015 Guado al Tasso is characterized by a rich and complex bouquet of roasted coffee and leather along with pleasing notes of ripe berry fruit. The palate is vibrant, fresh and savory with fine-grained tannins. The finish is complete and persistent withspice and fruit notes. 2015 is a vintage with great aging potential.

Blend: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.

97 Points - James Suckling

So much blue fruit such as blueberries and blackberries; the purity of the fruit is incredible. Essence of cabernet sauvignon. Full-bodied yet with focused and fine tannins. Forceful but focused and polished. Needs two or three years to come around. And then enjoy for years afterwards.

97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Guado Al Tasso is another star performer from a vintage that was tailor-made by some higher being specifically for the blended red wines of Tuscany. This mix of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot slides seamlessly right in there with our highest expectations of the iconic vintage. The wine offers beautiful intensity and purity, yet it also delivers balanced power and lasting persistence. This is a baritone expression from Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast with impenetrable black fruit, chocolate and tobacco followed by rich concentration and tightly knit texture. I tasted this wine next to a barrel sample of the unfinished 2016 vintage. This vintage appears more exuberant and opulent at this early stage.


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