The nose of the wine shows intense notes of plums, cherries, and raspberries in addition to wild berry fruit and spices. The palate is distinguished by its roundness and amplitude. A wine of great drinking pleasure and depth, characterized by a finish and aftertaste bursting with fruit.
The 2012 Cont'Ugo, 100% Merlot from the Antinori family's Guado al Tasso property in Bolgheri, is shaping up to be another beauty. Mocha, black cherries, menthol, licorice and spices are all woven together gracefully. The rich, resonant finish is classic Bolgheri. Score: 93 points -- Vinous, Sep 2014