This is an amazing price/quality ratio. Strong first nose (stable smell). Second nose with woods and patisserie. Taste little black fruit and tobacco leaf. Long finish with medium bodied tannins. Great value.
89 points. The nose on this wine is very interesting to me. It’s sharp and intense with extremely defined terroir. I get a somewhat weedy, brambly component with wild greens, herbs, and sea weed. There is also some very dark berry tones, a heavy minerality, and a touch of clove-like spice. On the palate this wine opens with sweet, spicy notes of vanilla and strawberry cream. There is a hint of dried cherry and I get quite a bit of pepper with just a touch of the green, brambly tones that I picked up on the nose. There is also a strange hint of a floral/plant like note tied in there that makes me think of thistles. This wine is really well structured with firm dark tannins and sweet and juicy, almost creamy, fruit. It’s smooth and has a great density about it that make it very impressive. The Antinori family strives for elegance in their wines, and I clearly detect it in this one. This is a solid buy for the price and I would say that it outperforms a good number of Cabernet based wines from Bordeaux and California. If you like well made Bordeaux blends, you might be surprised by this one. This is definitely a wine Worth Trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Antinori Tasting Part 2: http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/05/04/post-10-antinori-tasting-part-2/
This is an affordable Cab-lover's wine from the Antinori estate. Il Bruciato, meaning "the burn," is full-bodied and is best decanted. The finish really lingers and the palate is vegetal and offers a plum-y, lightly minty/thyme-y nose. Mmm. Tasty. Decant this to open up the fruitiness.
External Reviews for 20 Il Bruciato Bolgheri DOC Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori
What a powerful nose. Fresh herbs, currants, cassis, minerals, orange peel, pepper, and a rosemary character. A full bodied wine with minerals, dried herbs, currants, and hints of lightly toasted oak. This is very precise, powerful, and gorgeous. Immense complexity with a very, very long finish. Fabulous and balanced right now but could still use more bottle age. This may turn out to be the best release yet.
A new red from Antinori. Intense aromas of crushed berries with hints dried herbs and fresh mint. Full body, with wonderfully silky tannins and a long intense finish. Beautiful polished fruit. This is 100% Cabernet Franc. Better in 2014. James Suckling. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 750ml
A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 750ml
The 2007 Guado al Tasso screams of Bolgheri. Sweet grilled herbs, mocha, spices and black cherry jam are woven into a generous, expansive frame. There is a wonderful sense of richness and warmth to the fruit that carries through to the round harmonio... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri 750ml
A little herbal, but with attractive currant and berry character. Full and chewy, with ripe tannins and a long finish. Not the 2006, but serious. Best after 2013.-JS Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri 750ml
Food Pairings for 20 Il Bruciato Bolgheri DOC Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori
<p>This wine incorporates abundant black fruit with spicy accents throughout. Tannins are soft.</p>