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Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore
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Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2014

Tuscany, Italy2014 was a very different year at Guado al Tasso highlighted by a 50 percent drop in production. In fact, the blend, 40/40/20/ cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc, not seen before or since, testify to the difficult growing conditions that eliminated the late ripening petit verdot. In this case less is more and the ‘cool’ 2013 Quado may be among the most refined Quados yet. Savoury aromatic dried herbs and menthol mixing with plummy sweet black fruits and silky tannins give it an alluring style. The finish is equally beguiling with a tobacco mineral undercurrent and round, fine-grained tannin adding just enough structure to suggest it can age a decade or more. More Bordeaux than Super Tuscan. Guado al Tasso takes its name from notoriously shy badgers that cross the many streams which run through the property.Tasted: 07 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 94.00 specialty listing AB 80.00 fine wine shops ON 83.00 Vintages BC 247.00 1500 Everything Wine Producer: Tenuta Guado al TassoDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 722660UPC: 8001935714507