Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori Bolgheri Tuscany Superiore D.O.C. 2006 Red Wine, 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 5% Syrah, $66.29-$110, 94 points, has a deep-dark ruby color with garnet tints and a clear rim.
The aroma is a beautifully big, floral, and spicy bouquet wafting from the vases of bottle and wine glass.
The medium-plus body is velvety smooth with good acidity, is quite dry, and has a moderate blanket of tannin, but the spicy impact of the very long finish is what stands out in my memory the most, but there is a touch of heat (14.5% alcohol) and mint there too. Though the wine is a complex array of black and blue fruit, with hints of espresso and licorice, it also has a slightly too floral accompaniment.
This is a stand-alone wine; it is too powerful with most cuisine I'm familiar with, but a spiced lamb, venison, or tenderloin might do nicely; Guado Al Tasso 2006 Bolgheri Superiore is reminiscent of a Big Californian Cabernet. Regardless, this Red Wine is heads and shoulders above my latest Red Wines, but so is the price!
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