Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2018
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2018

  • v95+
  • js95
  • ws93

750ml
$149.00
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This beautiful wine from the Antinori family has been produced since 1990 from vineyards on alluvial soils whose composition ranges from clay-sand to clay-loam with rocky deposits know as “scheletro”. The Guado al Tasso estate is located in the small but prestigious Bolgheri DOC, on the coast of upper Maremma, about one hundred kilometers southwest from Florence. The property extends from the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the inland hills and includes wine vineyards as well as wheat, barley, and oat fields, olive groves and woodsy lands which are utilized to raise Cinta Senese pigs, a prized local breed. This appellation has a relatively recent history, DOC Bolgheri was approved in 1995 and since then it has become an internationally recognized reference point for the Italian and international winemaking arena.  A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and occasionally a small amount of Petit Verdot to best represent the complexity and elegance of the Bolgheri terroir, Guado al Tasso is a standard bearer in 'Super Tuscans.'

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. During this entire period, thorough twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this work with courageous and innovative decisions, but always maintaining, unaltered, a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory in which they have operated. Today the firm is run by Albiera Antinori with the support of her sisters Allegra and Alessia. Marquis Piero is now the honorary president of the company. Tradition, passion, and intuition have been the three driving principles which have led the Marquis Antinori firm to become a leader in Italian wine. 

Vinous
  • v95+

he 2018 Guado al Tasso is silky, delicate and exceptionally polished. I can't remember tasting another Guado like it. Medium in body and gracious, the 2018 offers up a compelling mélange of dark fruit, chocolate, cedar, licorice and dried herbs, all in a mid-weight style that is incredibly appealing. The 2018 has just been bottled, so it needs time to bounce back. I can't wait to taste it with a bit more time in bottle.

Antonio Galloni, January 2021
James Suckling
  • js95

A rich, beautiful wine with a dark-chocolate, currant and raspberry character. Full body with velvety tannins and a clean finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc.

Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Rich, intense fruit flavors of black currant and black cherry are shaded by vanilla, toasty oak, iron, black olive and tobacco accents in this complex, harmonious red. Fine balance and a lingering finish cap it off. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2023 through 2035. 2,000 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, 2021

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