Wine Spectator 87 points - A dry style, displaying cherry, floral and currant flavors. Persistent, it lingers on the chalky finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now. 1,200 cases imported. –BS (Jan 31 2012)
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Wine maker notes
The color is a deep ruby red. The aromas are graceful and elegant with notes which range from black berry fruit to balsamic and almost spicy nuances of peppers and green tea. On the palate the tactile sensations are exceptional, with dense tannins, never rough, but instead polished and deep. It is a wine of a rare persistence and balance.
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.