Antinori Guado al Tasso Cont'Ugo Bolgheri Rosso 2020 750ml

SKU: K2156257 ISBN: 088586005732

Wine Information:

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Appellation: Bolgheri Rosso

Variety: Merlot


Wine Advocate 90 Points: The Guado al Tasso 2020 Bolgheri Rosso Cont'Ugo is a pure expression of Merlot that has absorbed the ripeness and softness of this hot vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc have a proven track record in these ever-more frequent warm vintages along the Tuscan coast, but early-ripening Merlot can sometimes come off as too ripe and jammy. This wine walks a fine line, and although it never shows excessive softness, you have to wonder how much further it can be pushed in light of climate change. Dark cherry and blackberry preserves cede to cedar and baking spice. The mouthfeel is round, soft and creamy.

James Suckling 94 Points: A fresh, tight and structured merlot with vibrant notes of olives, red plums, cherries, tobacco, orange zest and stones. Medium-bodied with chewy tannins. Lots of energy. 100% merlot. Drink after 2023.