2015 guado al tasso, bolgheri
Why We're Buying
Guado Al Tasso represents an authentic representation of Bolgheri terroir. The wine contains a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, and trace amounts of the petit verdot. Today, it's an essential part of an Italian wine investment portfolio.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Guado Al Tasso is another star performer from a vintage that was tailor-made by some higher being specifically for the blended red wines of Tuscany. This mix of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot slides seamlessly right in there with our highest expectations of the iconic vintage. The wine offers beautiful intensity and purity, yet it also delivers balanced power and lasting persistence. This is a baritone expression from Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast with impenetrable black fruit, chocolate and tobacco followed by rich concentration and tightly knit texture. I tasted this wine next to a barrel sample of the unfinished 2016 vintage. This vintage appears more exuberant and opulent at this early stage.
So much blue fruit such as blueberries and blackberries; the purity of the fruit is incredible. Essence of cabernet sauvignon. Full-bodied yet with focused and fine tannins. Forceful but focused and polished. Needs two or three years to come around. And then enjoy for years afterwards.
A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this fragrant red opens with enticing scents of black-skinned berry, bell pepper, graphite and pipe tobacco. The concentrated but elegantly structured palate delivers layers of black currant jam, ripe plum, star anise and a touch of mocha alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2020–2030.
A thick, muscular red, featuring black currant, blackberry, licorice, mint, earth and leather aromas and flavors. Dense and builds to a lingering aftertaste, yet needs time to unpack all its facets. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2022 through 2035.