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2015 Antinori Guado Al TassoBlend from Italy

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"The 2015 Guado al Tasso is characterized by a rich and complex bouquet with notes of tobacco, toasted coffee, and leather which fuse with the aromas of ripe berry fruit. The p...

  • 97 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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"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. Some 120,000 bottles were made."

97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"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."

96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"Even at this very early stage, the 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso is magnificent. Fresh and perfumed in the glass, with striking purity of fruit and exceptional balance, the 2015 is arrestingly beautiful from the very first taste. Bright red cherry and raspberry jam are pushed forward. I am struck by the wine's translucent color and overall level of finesse. Wow!"

Product Description:

"The 2015 Guado al Tasso is characterized by a rich and complex bouquet with notes of tobacco, toasted coffee, and leather which fuse with the aromas of ripe berry fruit. The palate is a vibrant one, with both tannins and freshness well present to give savor and persistence. The finish and aftertaste are spicy and fruity, complete and fragrant. It is a vintage which a very important aging potential." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 109216
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

97 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

97 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

96 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha and vanilla