I really enjoy pouring a cup of coffee every Saturday and sitting down and writing my wine blog. I take great pride in trying to share delicious wines at reasonable prices. However, no wine blog would be complete without a treat wine now and then.
Allow me to introduce the 2008 Antinori Guado Al Tasso. At $80 a bottle here in Nova Scotia and $93.00 a bottle in Newfoundland, this is not a wine I’ll be having every week, but what a week it was for wine! Given 98 Points by Wine Enthusiast, it was also the #1 pick on the Top 100 Cellar Selection Wines for 2012. Wine Spectator gave it 93 Points and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave it 95 Points. So there you have the ‘Ratings’, the expert’s opinion if you will. Now it’s time for my opinion. (After all, that’s what the blog is called.)
Smooth! That’s the first word that came to my mind. This Italian blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 12 Cabernet Franc, and 3% petit Verdot hit it out of the ballpark. If all wine from Tuscany tastes this good, I know where I’m going on my next vacation.
On the palate it tasted of toasted oak, plums, cherries and spices, it wasn’t over-powering – but it had great length. The flavor of the wine stayed with you after each taste. I read somewhere that is wine was one of the wines voted ‘most likely to age well!”
Last night was a night of treats. I had another wine that scored 93 Points by Wine Spectator, at half the price. I’ll tell you all about that one next week.
Till next week, In Vino Veritas. In wine there is truth.