2009 Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WE 98
  • JS 97
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • W&S 93
  • WS 91

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WE 98
Wine Enthusiast, April 2013
This is a landmark wine from a landmark vintage. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, which results in a generous, striking and unforgettable product. The bouquet is elegant and toned... This is a landmark wine from a landmark vintage. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, which results in a generous, striking and unforgettable product. The bouquet is elegant and toned, with aromas of dark fruit, tobacco and chocolate. The mouthfeel is tight and firm, and it boasts persistence and impressive balance. It has all of the qualities required for long-term aging, so keep this for 10 years or more.
JS 97
jamessuckling.com, August 2012
Best Guado al Tasso ever. Wonderful nose of crushed blackberries and cherries with hints of dark chocolate. Full-bodied with soft and round tannins and a long long finish. It goes on for minutes. Now just a blend of... Best Guado al Tasso ever. Wonderful nose of crushed blackberries and cherries with hints of dark chocolate. Full-bodied with soft and round tannins and a long long finish. It goes on for minutes. Now just a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Better after 2015.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2009 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso impresses for its richness and sheer power. Mocha sweet spices plums blackberries and herbs wrap around the palate as this intense wine shows off its pedigree. Layers of flavor... The 2009 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso impresses for its richness and sheer power. Mocha sweet spices plums blackberries and herbs wrap around the palate as this intense wine shows off its pedigree. Layers of flavor build to the deep intensely satisfying finish. The 2009 is complete and harmonious from the very first taste. In 2009 the blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. - Antonio Galloni
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2012
Bright medium ruby. Complex aromatic nose of blackberry, mocha, nutmeg, clove and tar lifted by a violet note. Lush, dense and seamless, with impressive volume nicely leavened by adequate acidity, which gives this big boy... Bright medium ruby. Complex aromatic nose of blackberry, mocha, nutmeg, clove and tar lifted by a violet note. Lush, dense and seamless, with impressive volume nicely leavened by adequate acidity, which gives this big boy an element of finesse. Finishes powerful and very long, with a lingering chocolatey nuance and tannins that are quite suave and fine.
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits, April 2014
Selected from Antinori’s 750-acre vineyard in Bolgheri, this is a blend of cabernet sauvignon (60 percent) with merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot. The complete ripeness of the cabernet makes this comfortable and... Selected from Antinori’s 750-acre vineyard in Bolgheri, this is a blend of cabernet sauvignon (60 percent) with merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot. The complete ripeness of the cabernet makes this comfortable and comforting, Tuscan-modern in its clean lines. Spicy tannins edge the fruit in sweet warmth, while the wine feels balanced, sleek and easy to cuddle up to, especially with prime rib.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, May 2013
Though concentrated, this is lively and structured, showing integration of all the elements. The cherry, cedar and black currant notes, accented by hints of vanilla, carry the melody, while the tannins provide rhythm... Though concentrated, this is lively and structured, showing integration of all the elements. The cherry, cedar and black currant notes, accented by hints of vanilla, carry the melody, while the tannins provide rhythm. Best from 2015 through 2024. – BS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Bolgheri
Vintage 2009
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Label

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.