Antinori Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2016

Antinori Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2016

 

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Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Tuscany
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Cabernet Franc

Il Matarocchio was inspired by the desire to create, at the Guado al Tasso estate, a wine that was the maximum expression both of a single grape variety and a single vineyard plot. Il Matarocchio was born precisely from one of these sites and is a wine of great elegance and depth, one which springs exclusively from its source of origin and from a remarkable vintage.

Experts Score Vintage
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 98 2016
RP Robert Parker 97 2016
More information on wine critics and ratings

The Guado al Tasso estate is located approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest of the city of Florence, near the medieval hamlet of Bolgheri in the northern part of the Tuscan Maremma. The estate, some 2500 acres (1000 hectares) extends from the coast to the inland hills; in addition to the grapes, the crops include wheat, corn, sunflowers, and olives. The vineyards are situated at altitudes between 150 and 200 feet (45-60 meters) above sea level and are planted on rocky, slightly calcareous, soils. Guado al Tasso was produced for the first time in the 1990 vintage.

Tasting Notes: Matarocchio expresses a highly pleasurable and intense varietal personality and character. The nose shows enchanting sensations of mint, sweet spices, black berry fruit, tobacco, and toasted coffee. The palate is rich in velvety textured and supple tannins, long and persistent, but vibrant and bracing in style as well.

History of Antinori In 1385, the Antinori family became part of the wine business when Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Vintner's Guild. Since 1966, Marchese Piero Antinori, son of Marchese Niccolò, has run the company with his daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, also playing an active role. For more than 26 generations now, Antinori's philosophy has been based on the combination of both tradition and innovation: to preserve Italy's enological… Read more

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 98 Points (2016)
The 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Matarocchio, the estate's pure Cabernet Franc, is stunning. Dark, sumptuous and super-expressive, the 2016 is a seamless, exotic beauty. Even with all of its richness, the 2016 remains finessed and nuanced to the core, with exceptional balance and tons of energy. This vibrant Bolgheri Cabernet Franc will drink well for many years. (AG) (3/2020)

Robert Parker (RP) : 97 Points (2016)
The 2016 Matarocchio is a wine of muscle and brawn that opens to dark thickness and deep layers of black fruit, spice, leather and tar. If you like big and bold, this Tuscan Cabernet Franc will prove quite agile when pairing with coal-fired barbecued T-bone steak. This wine was produced in 2017, but it was not made in 2018 because the variety had a hard time reaching optimal ripeness. This full-bodied wine is absolutely linear and direct in terms of aromas; however, it shows fleshy succulence in terms of mouthfeel. It closes with midnight black notes of dried berry and exotic spice. (ML) (5/2019)

Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2019
Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2019
Antinori
Peppoli Chianti Classico 2019
JS
92
WE
90
RP
88
Intense red fruit aromas are offest by delicate notes of vanilla and chocolate. Pleasantly lingering with a fresh, vibrant feel in the mouth.
19,90 €
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Antinori
Tenuta Tignanello 'Marchese Antinori' Chianti Classico Riserva 2019
JS
92
WS
93
RP
93
An intense ruby red in color, the wine offers a fruity and floral nose with additional notes of spices and toasted oak. The palate is supple and balanced and the toasty and fruity sensations linger on a fragrant and persistent finish.
41,90 €
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Antinori Tignanello 2019
Antinori Tignanello 2019
Antinori
Tignanello 2019
VN
97
JS
96
RP
98
This was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first red wine to be blended with non-traditional varieties (like Cabernet) and one of the first Chianti reds not to use white grapes.
225,00 €
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2019
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Cervaro della Sala 2020
JS
97
RP
95
W&S
95
Cervaro della Sala, the “flagship” wine of this estate, has earned important recognition and countless fond admirers. It is a blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto grapes, fermented and aged…
65,00 €
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato 2020
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31,50 €
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Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017
Antinori
Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017
RP
93
WE
92
JS
95
Aromas of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Strikingly weighty structure expressed in well-rounded and balanced mouthfeel. A very lingering sweet flavour with hints of blackberries and…
44,90 €
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Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2017
Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2017
Antinori
Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2017
WS
91
WE
92
JS
93
A Brunello that combines typical structure and con- siderable body with unusual harmony, balance and el- egance. The colour is an intense ruby red. Generous complex aromas of flowers, vanilla and…
60,90 €
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2021
Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2021
Antinori
Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2021
W&S
90
DCT
91
WS
88
Vermentino from Tenuta Guado al Tasso is straw yellow in color with greenish highlights. Good intensity on the nose with citrus aromas, citron peel and elderflowers. Its palate has good concentration yet maintains excellent freshness and balance. Its finish is lingering with light citrusy notes.
21,90 €
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Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
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Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
RP
91
VN
92
JS
93
The Villa Rosso Chianti Classico Riserva is an intense ruby red in color. The nose shows notes of red berry fruit, particularly red currants and raspberries, which blend with aromas of cherries.…
28,90 €
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Antinori Montenisa Cuvee Royale Franciacorta 0
Antinori Montenisa Cuvee Royale Franciacorta 0
Antinori
Montenisa Cuvee Royale Franciacorta
RP
89
Produced from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc grapes grown at Tenuta Montenisa, the aging on its lees brings out all of the wine’s intense aromas of white peaches, apples, and hints of toasted bread.
33,50 €
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Cont
Antinori Guado al Tasso Cont' Ugo Bolgheri 2019
Antinori
Guado al Tasso Cont' Ugo Bolgheri 2019
WS
93
RP
91
VN
92
Cont’Ugo is produced entirely with Merlot as a new interpretation of the Bolgheri territory. The vineyards grow at an altitude that varies between 45 and 60 meters (147/196 feet) above sea level on clay-loam soils that are of alluvial origin that give the wine deep complex notes while preserving the fragrance and freshness typical of Merlot berries.
48,90 €
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2016 Reviewed by Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 04-03-2021 . Score: 5