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    Antinori Guado al Tasso 2008
    Other Red Blends - Tuscany, Italy

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    • WE98
    • V95
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 98 Wine Enthusiast, 95 James Suckling, 95 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 93 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 115944

    Winemaker's Notes:

    On the nose the wine shows elegant notes of toasted oak, coffee, and spices followed by aromas of plums and black currants. On the palate, the initial impact is soft but firm with a vein of acidity which gives greater freshness and crispness than usual. The tannins are extremely elegant and the aftertaste is very persistent, with sustained and lingering notes of the coffee, berry fruit, and toasted oak first perceived on the nose. It is a vintage with a great aging potential.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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.
    Cellar Selection

    98 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Beautiful aromas of fresh flowers, herbs and currants. Full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity, balanced and silky textured finish. This is really balanced and gorgeous. Best in 2012.

    95 Points
    James Suckling

    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 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    This is really hitting its stride, with cherry, black currant and spice flavors melding with the bright acidity and lively tannins. Builds on the palate to a fresh aftertaste of mineral and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2013 through 2022.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    User Reviews:

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    David Kaarby (9/4/2013)
    Very smooth.
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    drnewfie (12/14/2012)
    Fabulous!
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    PoboyMan (7/17/2013)

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