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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Antinori Guado al Tasso 2008
Antinori Guado al Tasso 2008
(search item no. 115944)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
James Suckling rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $94.99

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
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
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 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:

On the nose the wine shows elegant notes of toasted oak, coffee, and spices followed by aromas of plums and black currants. On the palate, the initial impact is soft but firm with a vein of acidity which gives greater freshness and crispness than usual. The tannins are extremely elegant and the aftertaste is very persistent, with sustained and lingering notes of the coffee, berry fruit, and toasted oak first perceived on the nose. It is a vintage with a great aging potential.
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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.