97pts(WA) 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.
Cotarella and the Antinori family have certainly hit their stride here at Guado
al Tasso. They oversee a finely oiled machine that has happily shown
consistently excellent results going on ten years now. Monica
Lerner Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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