2010 Antinori Guado Al Tasso

"Lustrous crimson. Extremely ripe nose - was the Cabernet just a tad overripe? It certainly has a rather dusty, charred finish. Seems to end a bit suddenly without the full-on opulence of its stablemates. Crushed mulberries is the informing flavour but it fizzles out a bit on the palate. Drink 2014 to 2019. (JR)" (02/14) 16.5 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages WINE: "55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc. The nose shows excellent aromatic finesse and freshness with notes which recall rosemary, mint, red fruit and, lightly, liquorice. Very balanced on the palate, savory and long, the wine is potent and subtle at the same time, elegant and of great drinking pleasure." "This wine takes its name from a curious fact: at the Guado al Tasso estate one can occasionally see badgers ('tassi'), very shy animals, crossing the streams on the property. The estate is located some 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Florence near the medieval village of Bolgheri. 2250 acres (900 hectares) in size, it extends from the Tyrrhenian seacoast to the interior hills and, in addition to grapes, grows wheat, corn, sunflowers, and olives." -Winery [+]