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1997 Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore

  • 88 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 51415-1997-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    A balanced and harmonious young red. Dark ruby color, with loads of grape, berry, mineral and violet aromas. Full-bodied, with loads of blackberry and cherry character, fine tannins and a medium finish. Gorgeous wine.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Deep crimson but with a clear rim. Smells definitively Tuscan rather than anything like Bordeaux. Ripe and dense but with a vegy overlay. Prune flavours; if someone told me this had Sangiovese in it I wouldn'tbe surprised (my reaction, admittedly, when I have tasted Antinori?s Col Solare in Washington state). Chewy and very dry. Very competent but not especially charming.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Full black-ruby. Very ripe, complex aromas of raspberry and blackberry, along with licorice, creme anglaise and nicely integrated oak. Explosive on the palate: very dense and rich and notably more alcoholic than usual, with warm, enveloping flavors of berry fruit and light oak. Finishes firmly tannic, yet velvety and very long. Offers strong potential.
    Author: Daniel Thomases
    Issue: July/August 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 1997 Guado Al Tasso reveals young vine (average age 12 years) characteristics. Although complex aromatically, it falls short in the mouth. Aromas of cedar, tobacco, fruitcake, and black currants compete for the taster's attention. On the palate, the wine is spicy and medium-bodied, but compressed.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Medium to full ruby core with orange brick edges. Smoky dark fruit, grilled meat, blackberry, black raspberry, notes of menthol and spice. Ripe, but with an earthiness to it. Medium finish. Medium plus body. Tannins integrating, but still a touch chewy.
    Author: WineDoc
  • Self | Rating:

    Still drinking very well although I suspect it has peaked and may be on the descent. Bordeaux in Italy with complexity, fruit may be fading some.
    Author: Oenodoc
Although the Antinori family has been making wine for over 600 years and is steeped in tradition, they haven't been afraid to modernize production and to take an innovative approach to blending. One result is the world famous Super Tuscan "Tignanello," a blend of Sangiovese (85%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), and Cabernet Franc (5%). Marchesi Piero Antinori is the current proprietor of the estate, and was instrumental in creating Tignanello, propelling the popularity of Super Tuscans worldwide.

Antinori produces wines from the Italian regions of Tuscany and Umbria. In addition to Tignanello, some of Antinori's most well-known wines include Solaia, Guado al Tasso, Campo di Sasso, Badia a Passignano, Pian delle Vigne, and Chianti Classico. Antinori's various estates include 1,400 hectares of vineyards planted in Bolgheri, Montalcino, Orvieto, Montepulciano, and Chianti Classico, as well as the emerging locales Sovana and southern Maremma.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 762 bottles owned
  • 152 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 152 collectors)