2007 Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 94
  • WS 92

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
The 2007 Guado al Tasso screams of Bolgheri. Sweet grilled herbs mocha spices and black cherry jam are woven into a generous expansive frame. There is a wonderful sense of richness and warmth to the fruit that carries... The 2007 Guado al Tasso screams of Bolgheri. Sweet grilled herbs mocha spices and black cherry jam are woven into a generous expansive frame. There is a wonderful sense of richness and warmth to the fruit that carries through to the round harmonious finish where clean minerally notes add freshness. This is simply gorgeous today but it is young and the oak needs to integrate. Still it is impossible not to admire the 2007 Guado al Tasso. In 2007 Guado al Tasso is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The late ripening Cabernet Franc used in place of Syrah for the first time in 2007 adds a measure of freshness that had often been missing in previous vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2010
A little herbal but with attractive currant and berry character. Full and chewy with ripe tannins and a long finish. Not the 2006 but serious. Best after 2013.-JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Bolgheri
Vintage 2007

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The Guado al Tasso estate takes its name from timid badgers (“tasso” in Italian), inhabitants of the region which are sometimes spotted crossing fords (“guado” in Italian) in the streams. The flagship wine of the estate is a Bordeaux blend, typically 50-60% Cabernet, expressing both the strength and suppleness of this corner of the upper Maremma. This release has contributed to the elevation of the Bolgheri region to become one of the most important areas of European viticulture, expressing the decisively Mediterranean characteristics of power, elegance, and balance.

Winery

Antinori

The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of the “Arte Fiorentina”, the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire long period, through twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this work with courageous and, at times, innovative decisions. But always while maintaining a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory in which they have operated.

Estates currently under the Marchesi Antinori wine empire include Tignanello, Badia a Passignano, Guado Al Tasso, Castello della Sala, Pian Delle Vigne, Peppoli, and Montenisa. While the core of the family's properties and production are focused in Tuscany, additional properties have expanded their regional diversity to include Orvieto Classico and Franciacorta.

The Tenuta Tignanello estate is located between the Greve and Pesa river valleys in the heart of the Chianti Classico appellation. In these 127 hectares (320 acres) of vineyards, the Antinori family, more than anywhere else, has expressed its principles and working philosophy: reconcile tradition and modernity with wines which are strictly and authentically tied to their territories of origin. Solaia and Tignanello, the two iconic wines of the estate, have been defined by the international press as “among the most influential wines in the viticultural history of Italy” and are a constant symbol for the Antinori family of a continuous challenge, one driven by pure passion.

The Guado al Tasso estate is located approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest of the city of Florence, near the medieval hamlet of Bolgheri in the Upper Maremma. Once part of a fiefdom of some 4,048 hectares (over 10,000 acres), today the 1000 hectare/2500 acre property extends from the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the inland hills, where the vineyards are cultivated on rocky and slightly calcareous soils. Of these, 300 are under vines which are planted to Vermentino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot along with small quantities of other grape varieties. In the 1930’s this property was inherited by Carlotta Della Gherardesca who married into the Antinori family.

Today the firm is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia. Tradition, passion, and intuition have been the three driving principles which have led the Marquis Antinori firm to become a leader in Italian wine.