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Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri 2013

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Buono

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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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5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/20/2011

Buono


Snooth User: rcwine1
82669342
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/17/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Martingauthier
68883163
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 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
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/17/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: brunellodimtl
17551813
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/17/2009

What a great product it's so smooth and velvty a pleasure on it's own


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External Reviews for Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri

External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/19/2014

A star on the vast stage that is the Antinori wine empire, the 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso is a seamless and stunning wine. It’s one of those rare wines that inspires praise and excited conversation from the very second you raise the glass to your nose. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon (55%) with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Baritone aromas of black cherry, black currant, cured meat, sweet spice, Spanish cedar, mocha and wild Mediterranean herbs come together in graceful unity. In the mouth, the wine is exceedingly smooth and decadent with a long velvety trail that softly coats the palate. This is one for the cellar. Anticipated maturity: 2015–2030.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 08/04/2014

Rich yet tightly wound, delivering cherry, black currant, floral, spice and mineral flavors. The structure keeps this compact and monolithic for now, with a resonant finish that should develop beautifully over the next decade or so. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2016 through 2030.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/19/2014

Antinori’s blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc creates a vibrant, structured wine that shows tension and energy. It opens with aromas of black cherry, black currant, dark spices and leather that carry through to the palate alongside firm but refined tannins and vibrant freshness. It already has nice depth but give it time to develop complexity. Drink 2015–2030.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/30/2012

The nose shows notes of leather and tobacco, followed by black berry fruit. The palate begins with velvety sensations, a firm structure, and good balance and features much length and persistence.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/31/2012

The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the Arte Fiorentina , the Winemakers Guild of the city of Florence.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/08/2012

Best Guado al Tasso ever. Wonderful nose of crushed blackberries and cherries with hints of dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with soft and round tannins and a long, long finish. It goes on for minutes. Now just a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and C... James Suckling. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2009 Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/17/2011

Bruciato 2008 is well-defined and fresh in the nose, with aromas of red fruit followed by more complex notes of sweet spices and hints of menthol. The palate is soft, with wonderfully silky tannins; offering very fragrant and delicate hints of fruit which give it beautiful flavor and a long finish.


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

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