Tenuta Guado al Tasso 2013 Il Bruciato, Bolgheri DOC
From Antinori's celebrated Bolgheri estate Tenuta Guado Al Tasso on the coast of Tuscany. The estate has 750 acres of vines in this sun-drenched region that is tempered by the cooling effects of the Mediterranean Sea breezes. The grapes for this 2013 Il Bruciato are sourced from a roughly 200 acre area with varying elevations. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Syrah aged 10 months in French oak barrels. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 90 points saying
"This bright red opens with aromas of red berry, blue flower and a whiff of baking spice. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, the linear palate offers juicy black cherry, clove, vanilla and coffee alongside assertive yet fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. A licorice note signals the close."