Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Guado al Tasso Cont'Ugo Bolgheri Merlot

9.1145 ratings
9.021 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
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

At a tasting at the impressive Antinori facility outside of Florence. 100% Merlot from Bolgheri. Brief Notes - very plummy, excellent dark fruits, a balsamic note. Made for short term drinking I feel, to capture the current fresh fruit flavours.

At a tasting at the impressive Antinori facility outside of Florence. 100% Merlot from Bolgheri. Brief Notes - very plummy, excellent dark fruits, a balsamic note. Made for short term drinking I feel, to capture the current fresh fruit flavours.

Aug 27th, 2023
Silvia Rossi

Usually I don’t like merlot, but this one is special!! 😍

Usually I don’t like merlot, but this one is special!! 😍

Aug 23rd, 2021
Ellen Clifford

There’s a ton going on here, with a sturdy grip for a Merlot, and I’m into it.

There’s a ton going on here, with a sturdy grip for a Merlot, and I’m into it.

Jul 14th, 2021
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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
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (89/100)

16/20 (89/100)

1 person found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2015
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
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