2016 guidalberto, tenuta san guido, toscana
Why We're Buying
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto offers a deft blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. From the producers behind the legendary Sassicaia, the two wines share many similarities. The difference is that this red wine allows people to enjoy it at a younger age. Full-bodied with defined texture and silky tannins, Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto increased 11.6% in price in 2020.
Shy on the nose and a touch grassy, this is lean and elegant, with black cherry, black currant, earth and spice flavors. Dense tannins underscore everything, and this finishes long. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2024.
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot opens with aromas of black currant, star anise and a whiff of incense. It’s savory and elegant, doling out flavors of dried black cherry, raspberry jam, white pepper and licorice. Fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity provide balanced support. Enjoy through 2027.
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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.