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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Antinori Guado al Tasso 2004
Antinori Guado al Tasso 2004
(search item no. 95355)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Syrah.

Guado al Tasso, meaning literally "Badger's Ford", takes its name from a common sight at the estate of Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Bolgheri, where it is produced. The vineyard is at an elevation between 44 and 58 metres (145 and 190 feet) above sea-level on stony, slightly calcareous soils. Tenuta Guado al Tasso is located 60 miles southwest of Florence, near the medieval village of Bolgheri, in an area known as the Maremma. The 900 hectares (2,223 acres) estate stretches up from the shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the hills, and aside from extensive vineyards, also grows wheat, corn, sunflowers, tomatoes and olive trees. Guado al Tasso was first produced in 1990; the successive vintages are 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997. All the vintages have been produced in limited quantities.

Ruby red in color. Fruity, with hints of toast, coffee and dark chocolate. Finely structured and complex; balanced, with soft tannins and a lingering finish. Displays unmistakable varietal flavor while retaining strong regional character.

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About Antinori:

The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 625th anniversary as wine makers in 2010. The current company president, Marchese Piero Antinori, believes in the tradition that the primary role of wine is to accompany food and enhance the dining experience. In Florence, the Antinori family has led a "Renaissance" in Italian wine making by combining long traditions, a love of authenticity and a dynamic innovative spirit.