Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT 2015

This Super Tuscan Guidalberto, little sister of Sassicaia, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Merlot in the blend makes the wine more approachable at a younger age compared to Sassicaia.

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot aged 15 months in French and partially American oak.

Drink now - 2028

Details
Wine Type Red Producer Tenuta San Guido - Sassicaia Appellation Bolgheri Style Bold and structured Grape 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot Country Italy Region Tuscany Vintage 2016 Alcohol Content 14% Allergens Contains Sulfites Content 0,75 litre

 

(€46,67 / litre)


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AWARDS AND REVIEWS

91 points Wine Advocate
" The 2015 vintage promises good things in Tuscany and this wine offers an informal sneak peek at what we can expect from the celebrated Tenuta San Guido vineyards in Bolgheri. The 2015 Guidalberto opens to a darkly saturated garnet hue. It shows similar concentration and power in terms of its aromatic delivery. Aromas are shapely and round with dark fruit nuances followed by leather, spice and dark tar. The wine is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a smaller part Merlot. You feel the lush softness of the second grape as the wine glides smoothly over the palate. It takes on more weight in the glass. This is a solid buy from Bolgheri on the Tuscany Coast." —by Monica Larner
91 points  Wine Spectator

Bright black currant and blueberry fruit shine in this red, accented by a dusting of wild herbs, mineral and spice. Turns compact and slightly chewy on the finish, with moderate grip. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2019 through 2028.

91points Decanter

Sassicaia’s second wine, first created in 2000 by Nicolo Incisa and Sebastiano Rosa from estate-grown fruit, some of which comes from younger vines and is a little lower in altitude. The blend is also significantly different, comprising 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot to create a wine which is clearly more approachable than the Tenuta’s grand vin. Nonetheless, this is a seriously good wine from an extremely good vintage. In addition to soft plump tannins, this exhibits freshness as well as generous plum and black cherry fruit. Tobacco and cedar notes lead onto a fine, tapering finish.