Region: Bolgheri DOC Superiore
Blend: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
This wine takes its name from a curious fact: at Tenuta Guado al Tasso timid badgers are sometimes seen crossing the fords in the streams. The estate of Tenuta Guado al Tasso is about 80 Km. south-west of Florence near the medieval village of Bolgheri, in Alta Maremma. The 1000-hectare estate extends down the Tyrrhenian coast to the hills where vineyards are cultivated. The vineyards are situated on rocky, slightly limestone soil. The Guado al Tasso wine was made for the first time in 1990.
On the nose this wine shows elegant notes of toasted oak, coffee, and spices followed by aromas of plums and blackcurrants. On the palate, the initial impact is soft but firm with a vein of acidity which gives greater freshness and crispness than usual. The tannins are extremely elegant and the aftertaste is very persistent, with sustained and lingering notes of the coffee, berry fruit, and toasted oak first perceived on the nose…
It is a vintage with great ageing potential. Mature in a cool cellar until at least 2020.
98/100 and Best Cellar Selection 2012 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selection 2012, December issue
AWARD “SUPER 3 STELLE” I Vini di Veronelli 2012
SCORE: 90/100 Annuario L. Maroni 2012
Score: 93/100 Wine Spectator 2012
Score: 95/100 Wine Advocate 2012
93/100 + Year’s Best Red Wines Wine & Spirits 2012
SCORE 95/100 Antonio Galloni 2012
SCORE 94/100 James Suckling