2006 Antinori Guado al Tasso.
The 2006 Guado al Tasso is characterized by a rich and complex bouquet with notes of tobacco, toasted coffee, and leather which fuse with the aromas of ripe berry fruit. The palate is a vibrant one, with both tannins and freshness well present to give savor and persistence. The finish and aftertaste are spicy and fruity, complete and fragrant. It is a vintage which a very important aging potential.
The 2006 vintage was characterized by a winter of average coldness and a spring whose weather was mild and dry. The bud break, along with the flowering, as a consequence, was earlier than the preceding vintage. The first part of saw a significant rise in temperatures, which then came back into balance from the second half of August on, allowing the grapes to achieve a perfect state of ripeness.
Country: Italy Toscana IGT
Grape: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc
Lagering: Oak barrels
Temperature: 18 ° C
Drunk and can be stored for another 25-30+ years after the harvest year.
Wine & Food Delicious after dinner or with red meat, game, quail and ripe cheeses.
Taste: Intensely fruity and complex.