2016 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Bolgheri

About the Wine

  • Baby brother of Sassicaia
  • Named after Nicholo Incisa's great, great, great grandfather Guidalberto della Gherardesca 
2016 is one of the best vintages this century
  • 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon 40 % Merlot
Guidalberto was a pioneer of modern agriculture in Bolgheri in the early nineteenth century. "The wine was created for two reasons: first of all, the desire to see what we could accomplish with Merlot, a grape that we had never used before; second, the desire to offer the consumer a wine which could be appreciated at a younger age compared to our veteran Sassicaia”.

 

Reviews

This is extremely perfumed with aromas of lavender, cinnamon, blackberries, bark and blackcurrants. Full-bodied, extremely refined and polished. Gorgeous fruit and balance. Best ever bottling of this pretty wine from the producers of Sassicaia? Drink or hold. ~95pts, JS

This wine is showing exceptionally well in this classic vintage. The 2016 Guidalberto (Cabernet Sauvignon and a smaller percentage of Merlot) opens to a full and generous bouquet and a beautifully rich and velvety appearance. This edition of Tenuta San Guido's mid-level wine offers a bigger aromatic profile, more texture and more volume as well. Dark cherry and blackberry segue to spice, tar, leather and sweet fruit at the end. The mouthfeel is elegantly shaped, silky and nuanced. This may well be the best vintage of Guidalberto I have yet to taste—and you can get this wine at a great price too. ~94+pts, WA

 

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