The nose shows intense notes of ripe cherries and blueberries that meld with intriguing hints of candied fruit and sweet spice. On the palate, the wine is supple, balanced, and long. This wine is characterized by its great balance and fruit-driven finish.
93 Points Wine Spectator - A fresh, plump and alluring red, this features plenty of black cherry, plum, violet, cedar and earth flavors, with dusty tannins providing grip. Eases into a long, fruit- and tobacco-filled finish. Merlot. Best from 2019 through 2028.
93 Points Vinous - The 2015 Cont'Ugo, 100% Merlot, from the Antinori family's Guado al Tasso property, captures all the radiance and natural intensity of the year. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, spice and floral notes abound. What is most surprising about the 2015 is the level of aromatic freshness that Antinori has preserved.
92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - This is a pure merlot from a special parcel that shows wonderful finesse and depth. Medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a long and polished finish. A beauty. Drink now or hold for 2019.