• Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2016 98-99

    Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2016

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    98pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    98-99pts James Suckling

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "This stunning vintage of this landmark wine marks a slight adjustment to the blend. The 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Guado Al Tasso is no longer made with Petit Verdot. The blend is now 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and now 20% Cabernet Franc. This small change does not go unnoticed, as this wine is absolutely seamless now—like the finest Asian silk fabric. That profound textural softness and suppleness changes the way the wine smells and tastes, with hints of momentary sweetness that are more tactile than anything else. Generally speaking, the 2016 vintage offers more elegance (slightly less concentration) and a hair more freshness compared to the 2015 edition. When I tasted this wine, the bouquet was still timid, but it will no doubt become more expressive and open as this beautiful wine continues forward along its aging trajectory. Some 120,000 bottles were made, a remarkable feat considering the extreme quality on offer. Drink dat: 2020 - 2045." May 2019

    Winery:  "A wine of ample aromatic impact with notes of mint, mocha, plums, and spice which follow and fuse with one another in a movement of constant energy and development. On the palate, the tannic texture is exceptionally full and silky. A wine of true profundity, length and elegance."

    Bottle:
    750ml, cork
    Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
    Alcohol %:
    14.5%
    Aging: 18 months in 60 gallon French oak barrels
    Region: Bolgheri, Italy