Antinori Guado al Tasso 2005
Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Syrah
This wine takes its name from a curious fact: at Tenuta Guado al Tasso timid badgers are sometimes seen crossing the fords in the streams. The estate of Tenuta Guado al Tasso is about 80 Km. south-west of Florence near the medieval town of Bolgheri, in Maremma. The 900-hectare estate extends down the Tyrrhenian coast to the hills and apart from vineyards, other crops grown here include wheat, corn, sunflowers, olives. The vineyards are situated at altitudes between 45 - 60 metres a.s.l. on rocky, slightly limestone soil. The Guado al Tasso wine was made for the first time in 1990.
Intense ruby red colour, very subtle and fragrant aromas with light hints of red berries and stronger sensations of chocolate and liquorice. Close-nit, velvety tannins on the palate with chocolate, blueberries and a hint of vanilla in the aftertaste. A tangy and lingering wine, complex and stylish thanks to the excellent blending of tannins from the wine and the oak.
"This was just bottled a week ago. What an incredible nose of spices, fresh herbs, currants, and minerals. Full bodied and fine, with deliciously dense fruit. I really dig the balance and the freshness in this. This is ready to go, don't wait too long."
"The estate’s flagship wine, the 2005 Guado al Tasso, possesses gorgeous aromatics and a core of vibrant, dark fruit framed by finessed tannins. Medium to full-bodied, it shows superb balance, particularly in the use of French oak, something that I haven’t always been able to say in the past. With air, attractive notes of wild herbs, smoke, minerals and sweet toasted oak develop to complete this very pretty Guado al Tasso. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2019. "
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Focused and pretty, with lovely perfumes of berries, mineral and licorice. Full-bodied, with berry, spice and light rosemary flavors. Long and very pretty. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Best after 2011. 6,660 cases made. "
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