Wine Spectator 91 points - 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.óB.S. (Mar 20 2013)
Extraordinary intense ruby red in colour. Fruity, more of cherry than cassis, with hints of toast, coffee and dark chocolate. Finely structured and complex; balanced, with soft tannins and a lingering finish. Displays unmistakable varietal flavor while retaining strong regional character.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Syrah and other red grape varieties.
|Guado al Tasso, meaning literally "Badger's Ford", takes its name from a common sight at the estate of Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Bolgheri, where it is produced. The vineyard is at an elevation between 44 and 58 metres (145 and 190 feet) above sea-level on stony, slightly calcareous soils. Tenuta Guado al Tasso is located 60 miles southwest of Florence, near the medieval village of Bolgheri, in an area known as the Maremma. The 900 hectares (2,223 acres) estate stretches up from the shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the hills, and aside from extensive vineyards, also grows wheat, corn, sunflowers, tomatoes and olive trees. Guado al Tasso was first produced in 1990; the successive vintages are 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997. All the vintages have been produced in limited quantities.
|The Guado al Tasso estate is located approximately 80 miles (130 kilometers) southwest of Florence, near the medieval town of Bolgheri in the upper part of the Tuscan Maremma. The property, which consists of some 2500 acres (1000 hectares), stretches from the Mediterranean coast to the first inland hills and includes - in addition to 750 acres (300 hectares) of vineyards - wheat, barley, and oat fields, and olive groves. The vineyards are located at an altitude between 150 and 200 feet (45 to 60 meters) above sea level on rocky and slightly calcareous soil. Guado al Tasso was produced for the same time in 1990.