• Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2012 96

    Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2012

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    96pts James Suckling

    95pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    95pts, Top 100 Wine of 2015 Wine Spectator

    James Suckling:  "Poised and focused, this is a young red that shows great complexity and style with lots of blackberry, mint, spice and rosemary aromas that follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Needs two to four years to soften. Rivals Antinori's Solaia in 2012. Try in 2017." Aug 2015

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Guado Al Tasso is a wine to fall in love with at first sight. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot offers enormous fullness and generosity that accompanies all the senses. The effect is seamless with thick extraction and richness that is contrasted against the tonic freshness of the fruit. The wine is creamy, soft and enduring. You can count on this vintage to age ten years or more. Drink Date: 2016 - 2035."  Oct 2015

    Wine Spectator:  "Alluring violet, black currant, blackberry, wild herb, spice and mineral aromas coat the dense underlying structure at first, but the latter emerges as this cruises to a long conclusion. Shows excellent balance and expression of fruit and place. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2033." Oct 2015

    Winery:  "A wine of ample aromatic impact with notes of mint, mocha, plums, and spice which follow and fuse with one another in a movement of constant energy and development. On the palate, the tannic texture is exceptionally full and silky. A wine of true profundity, length and elegance."

    Bottle:
    750ml, cork
    Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
    Alcohol %:
    14.5%
    Aging: 18 months in 60 gallon French oak barrels
    Region: Bolgheri, , Italy