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by Natalie MacLean
Antinori Guado al Tasso 2015, Bolgheri DOC, Italy (LCBO #986380, $117.95)
A modern-style Italian red, with fleshy ripe blackberry and lots of toasty oak. This Italian Superiore is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot grapes. The wine was aged in small oak barrels for 18 months and then in the bottle for another 10 months before being released from the winery. Food pairings: Filet mignon, prime rib, rack of lamb, gourmet burger. Alcohol: 13%. Sweetness: Extra dry. 750 ml. Drink: 2018–2025. Score: 94/100.