Wine SpectatorDark ruby red. Intense aromas of currant, flowers and leather. Opulent. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and powerful fruit. Layered and beautiful on the palate. This has a long life ahead of it. I would still give it a few more years. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Best after 2009. --1997 Italian blind retrospective, 2007
Wine SpectatorWe tasted the 1997 Guado at the end of the meal, and I was so happy with its wonderful balsamic, berry and earth character. It was full and silky, with loads of decadent character. It's another 1997 Tuscan just coming into its own at the moment. 95 points, non-blind.