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
(€46,67 / litre)
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.
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.