2010 Antinori "Tenuta Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato" Toscana
Wine & Spirits
The cool weather in 2010 sustained the freshness of cabernet sauvignon and merlot through a long season, creating this rich and supple blend. It has a sense of airiness, of space within the tannins that increases with air, the wine giving abundantly, the blackness of the tannins holding to the sides of the mouth while red glows in the middle. A profound, mineral-inflected red, this is a steal at the price.
Dried berries and strawberries with hints of rosemary on the nose. Full body, with firm and silky tannins and a long flavorful finish. Needs another two or three years to soften. Second wine of Guado al Tasso.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, this shows savory spice, smoked meat and tobacco notes, followed by black-berry, dark cherry and cola. The palate is fresh and clean, but it has enough heft to be paired with grilled meat. — M.L.