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20 Il Bruciato Bolgheri DOC Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori 2007

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2007 vintage red Wine by Guado from Tuscany, Italy

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Marchesi Antinori:
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Pi... Read more
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, who are personally involved in the business. The qualities of tradition, passion and instinct have made Antinori one of the leading Italian producers of fine quality wines. Every vintage, every terroir, every idea is a new beginning, a new quest to raise our quality margins. As Marchese Piero loves to repeat: “ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our spirit of innovation”. As well as the family's traditional heritage of estates in Tuscany and Umbria, investments have been made over time in other areas highly suited to quality wine production, in Italy and abroad, in a quest to promote new terroirs, rich in winegrowing potential. Antinori continually experiment with their vineyards and cellars, with selections of native and international clones, growing methods, vineyard altitudes, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern vinification techniques, types of wood, size and age of barrels, and various bottle-ageing periods. Piero Antinori says: “We have shown over the years that it is possible to produce internationally-acclaimed fine stylish, elegant wines in Tuscany and Umbria while maintaining their original character”. Looking to the future, Antinori explains: “There are many books in our library but they are never enough for us. Our mission is not yet complete: we are driven to express the vast potential of our vineyards and reconcile all that is new and undiscovered with Tuscany's traditional, cultural, agricultural, artistic and literary heritage. These things represent the identity of Antinori, and one of our greatest strengths is that we are in Tuscany – our essential ‘Tuscan-ness', if you will”. Read less

Member Reviews for 20 Il Bruciato Bolgheri DOC Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori

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Snooth User: Martingauthier
68883163
3.50 5
12/24/2009

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.


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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3.00 5
07/14/2010

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/


Snooth User: leahkmo
15320127
3.50 5
10/05/2009

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.


Snooth User: bovs00
32930151
4.00 5
12/17/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for 20 Il Bruciato Bolgheri DOC Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori

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Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

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.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/22/2012

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


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/15/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/03/2012

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


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/06/2012

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



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<p>This wine incorporates abundant black fruit with spicy accents throughout. Tannins are soft.</p>


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