Antinori 2015 Bolgheri Tenuta Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato

Description

"Aromas of black currants, black berry and wet earth follow through to a full body, dark and juicy fruit and a long and flavorful finish. Layered and rich with a lovely ripe tannin mouthfeel. Shows the opulence of the outstanding 2015 vintage." 93 points, James Suckling

"This is dark but not brooding, with a burst of ripe black currant and black cherry fruit shaded by licorice, spice and mint. Features grip and a lingering finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2020. " 92 points, Wine Spectator

 "The 2015 Bolgheri Il Bruciato shows just how compelling this vintage is, even among entry-level offerings. Sumptuous and racy to the core, the 2015 will be virtually impossible to resist, even in its youth. Dark cherry, spice, new leather, mocha and espresso ring out in this deeply flavorful and expressive wine." 92 points, Antonio Galloni

 "The 2015 Bolgheri Rosso Il Bruciato is already on the market and continues to enjoy great success thanks to its compelling quality to price ratio. The 2015 vintage delivers incredibly balanced results thanks to weather patterns that were never too hot or too cold. The wine opens to dark fruit aromas with black cherry, spice and mocha. The tannins are sweet, but the wine finishes with elegant dryness. This is exactly the kind of wine you should buy by the case, so that you always have a bottle handy for spontaneous dinner parties." 91+ points, Wine Advocate

 

Vintage    

The 2015 vintage started with abundant winter rainfall and a dry and mild spring.    Bud break occurred considerably earlier than in 2014, and was followed by early flowering. The first part of summer began with a spike in temperatures. Rainfall and cooler temperatures in August brought ripening back into balance.  Harvest began in early September and lasted through October 10.

 

Vineyard History

Guado al Tasso, meaning literally "Badger's Ford," takes its name from a common sight at the estate of Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Bolgheri, where it is produced.    The estate is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Florence, near the medieval town of Bolgheri. The 2,500-acre estate stretches up from the shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the hills, in the heart of Bolgheri amphitheater. The vineyard is at an elevation between 145 and 190 feet above sea level on stony, slightly calcareous soils. The name Il Bruciato means "burned." This wine is named after a wooded area on the Guado al Tasso estate that was destroyed by a famous fire in the early 1900s.



Collections: Italian, Wine

Type: WINE


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