Marchesi Antinori Guado Al Tasso Rosso 2008

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" # 1 Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selections 2012...Here’s a “wow” wine on every level, with incredible intensity and supple softness that builds momentum over many long minutes. A sweet cherry note at the core is surrounded by lush layers of tobacco, dark chocolate and spice, which promise to evolve gracefully over years to come...98" WE 2/12 "The 2008 Guado al Tasso is once again fabulous. In fact, it may be Tuscany’s most improved wine over the last few years. Firm, vibrant tannins support expressive layers of dark fruit, plums, cherries, sage, espresso and mocha. The wine shows fabulous detail and nuance in a translucent, totally seductive style, with tons of focus, drive and verve. It is a striking wine that will be a joy to follow over the coming years. The 2008 Guado al Tasso is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028...95" WA 8/11 "So pure and beautiful with amazing currants, crushed berries, and dried fruits on the nose. Full bodied and silky with refined tannins and a long beautiful finish. This is cool and refined. I can't wait to see how this develops. Should be ready after 2016. Find the wine...94." www.jamesuckling.com 4/11

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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

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Snooth User: feni
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12/20/2011

Buono


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09/17/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Marchesi Antinori Guado Al Tasso Rosso

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/07/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri 750ml


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast This is a lovely wine (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and other grapes) that shows very attractive softness in the mouth backed by a velvety texture and fin


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/30/2011

This is a lovely wine (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and other grapes) that shows very attractive softness in the mouth backed by a velvety texture and fine tannins. Black fruit, tobacco, spice and leather accent the bouquet: Pair it with black truffle Cornish hen.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
04/13/2011

According to the Wine Advocate: The 2008 Il Bruciato offers up vibrant red cherries, flowers and minerals in a relatively fresh, forward style for Bolgheri. Some of the mid-palate density of the finest vintages is missing, but the 2008 compensates for that with its terrific sense of balance and poise. This is a delicious entry-level wine from the Tuscan coast. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016. continue to be amazed at the high average quality Antinori achieves across a production that exceeds a whopping 20 million bottles per year. This is a fabulous set of new releases. Long-time Oenologist Renzo Cotarella could certainly have rested on his laurels; after all he is already one of Italy s most celebrated winemakers. Instead, Cotarella continues to improve quality in a meaningful way.


External Review
11/08/2011

(a blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, and the rest syrah and sangiovese) Deep red-ruby. Raspberry, pomegranate, mocha and herbs on the lively, inviting nose. Supple on entry, then chewy in the middle, with flavors of spicy red fruits, quinine, strawberry-rhubarb pie and tamarind framed by well-integrated acidity. Finishes ripe and smooth, with a dusting of aromatic herbs. Tasted three different times with inconsistent results: one bottle rated 91 points, another 90, and a third was disappointing and did not warrant an outstanding score. Ill give this wine the benefit of the doubt, since one bottle really was extremely impressive. The 2008 Il Bruciato offers up vibrant red cherries, flowers and minerals in a relatively fresh, forward style for Bolgheri. Some of the mid-palate density of the finest vintages is missing, but the 2008 compensates for that with its terrific sense of balance and poise. This is a delicious entry-level wine from the Tuscan coast. Anticipated ma...


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/19/2012

The 2008 Guado al Tasso is once again fabulous. In fact, it may be Tuscany's most improved wine over the last few years. Firm, vibrant tannins support expressive layers of dark fruit, plums, cherries, sage, espresso and mocha. The wine shows fabulous... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri 750ml



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" # 1 Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selections 2012...Here’s a “wow” wine on every level, with incredible intensity and supple softness that builds momentum over many long minutes. A sweet cherry note at the core is surrounded by lush layers of tobacco, dark chocolate and spice, which promise to evolve gracefully over years to come...98" WE 2/12 "The 2008 Guado al Tasso is once again fabulous. In fact, it may be Tuscany’s most improved wine over the last few years. Firm, vibrant tannins support expressive layers of dark fruit, plums, cherries, sage, espresso and mocha. The wine shows fabulous detail and nuance in a translucent, totally seductive style, with tons of focus, drive and verve. It is a striking wine that will be a joy to follow over the coming years. The 2008 Guado al Tasso is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028...95" WA 8/11 "So pure and beautiful with amazing currants, crushed berries, and dried fruits on the nose. Full bodied and silky with refined tannins and a long beautiful finish. This is cool and refined. I can't wait to see how this develops. Should be ready after 2016. Find the wine...94." www.jamesuckling.com 4/11

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