Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Guado al Tasso Cont'Ugo Bolgheri Merlot

9.1112 ratings
9.017 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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9.3

The 2016 Cont'Ugo offers a super-appealing mix of rich, dark fruit and bright acids with notes of black cherry, graphite, plum, chocolate, savory herbs and leather. Another year in bottle has done wonders for the 2016, which is showing very well today. Drink it over the next decade or so. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

The 2016 Cont'Ugo offers a super-appealing mix of rich, dark fruit and bright acids with notes of black cherry, graphite, plum, chocolate, savory herbs and leather. Another year in bottle has done wonders for the 2016, which is showing very well today. Drink it over the next decade or so. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

Apr 16th, 2020
Amy Huson

Nice Super Tuscan, 100% Merlot, aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, wet earth, subtle smoke. Good acidity, smooth tannins, overall pretty yummy!

Nice Super Tuscan, 100% Merlot, aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, wet earth, subtle smoke. Good acidity, smooth tannins, overall pretty yummy!

May 7th, 2018
Garen Staglin

Intensity and acidity. First time.

Intensity and acidity. First time.

Apr 7th, 2018
frank delzio

Very impressed with the wine!

Very impressed with the wine!

Sep 10th, 2015
Kat Thomas

Sommelier Rose.Rabbit.Lie

9.1

I knew it was Merlot, and most of all I knew it was Italian Merlot which makes me happy. Blackberry jam & sweet oak

I knew it was Merlot, and most of all I knew it was Italian Merlot which makes me happy. Blackberry jam & sweet oak

Mar 19th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (89/100)

16/20 (89/100)

Feb 15th, 2015
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.5

100% Merlot. Rich and very seductive.

100% Merlot. Rich and very seductive.

May 14th, 2014
Michael Meyer

Antinori Wine Dinner. A unique dessert pairing. Ricotta flan w/gorgonzola fondue, and...a Merlot? This worked surprisingly well...more like a cheese and Bordeaux mashup. This vintage was more problematic and the wine was a bit harsher than ‘15 or ‘16.

Antinori Wine Dinner. A unique dessert pairing. Ricotta flan w/gorgonzola fondue, and...a Merlot? This worked surprisingly well...more like a cheese and Bordeaux mashup. This vintage was more problematic and the wine was a bit harsher than ‘15 or ‘16.

Sep 11th, 2020
Angelo Sermoneta

Super nice fresh and easy to drink! Veggies and pasta go nice with it

Super nice fresh and easy to drink! Veggies and pasta go nice with it

Sep 8th, 2020
Muralee Murugesu

Full body Merlot from the super Tuscan region made by Antinori. Red fruit forward (black cherry, plum) with deep red in colour with silky tannin. Great length on the palate; can notice the style/hints of the big brother Tig. Beautiful.

Full body Merlot from the super Tuscan region made by Antinori. Red fruit forward (black cherry, plum) with deep red in colour with silky tannin. Great length on the palate; can notice the style/hints of the big brother Tig. Beautiful.

Jul 29th, 2020