Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT 2020 (Tuscany, Italy) - [LG 96+] [WA 92] [JS 92] [VM 92] [WS 90]

Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT 2020
(Tuscany, Italy) - [LG 96+] [WA 92] [JS 92] [VM 92] [WS 90]

Regular price $80.00 Sale price $49.97 Save $30.03

LG96+ WA92 JS92 VM92 WS90
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Notes from the Winemaker:
A full-bodied wine of intense red fruit flavor and and elegantly supple texture supported by ripe, silky tannins. The Merlot in the blend is expressed in sweet black fruit with overall aromas of ripe, concentrated berries offset by restrained spicy oak notes. 5 months in French and American Oak. Description: Guidalberto is from the producer of the legendary Sassicaia.

Tasting Notes:
This enticing red offers alluring aromas of fragrant purple flowers, dark-skinned berries and crushed mint. The elegantly structured palate doles out succulent blackberry, orange zest, licorice and saline notes set against taut, refined tannins. It’s nicely balanced by fresh acidity


Technical Data

Appellation: Tuscany IGT
pH: 3.52
Acidity: 5.95 g/l
ABV: 14%
Ageing: French oak barriques and 20% of American oak barriques, for a period of 15 months. Subsequent fining for 3 months in glass before release
Residual Sugar: 0.11 g/l

Points of Distinction:

  • The debut vintage was 2000
  • A second wine from the producers of Sassicaia, the famous Super Tuscan
  • More accessible at an earlier stage, Guidalberto is a blend that includes Merlot, to add roundness and a silky texture

Ratings & Reviews

96+ Points - Luca Gardini:
"Along with Sassicaia, the celebrated winery of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta has other arrows to its bow, among which is noted this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Brilliant ruby color. The nose is clean and dense, hints of currant and wild blackberry. Notes of eucalyptus with iodine and licorice closure. The palate is enveloping, with tannins well blended with the fruit and a closure mentholated and saline. Great depth." (03/22)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2020 Guidalberto is taut and tight with plenty of tart cherry and wild berry. The wine offers great freshness and tension with bay leaf, spice, wild cherry and pressed lavender buds. There is a hint of black olive too. The blend is equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot." - Monica Larner (7/29/22) 

92 Points - James Suckling:

"Nice freshness on the palate with plums and berries and citrusy acidity. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins and a powdery texture. Hints of mushrooms. You can enjoy this young, but it will age nicely, too. Drink or hold." - JS (Apr 2022) 

92 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2020 Guidalberto is a gorgeous, classy wine. Less opulent than it can be, the 2020 impresses with its energy and drive. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint, rose petal, cedar and pipe tobacco all take shape in this super-attractive, mid-weight offering from Tenuta San Guido. There's a bit more Merlot in the 2020, but Guidalberto is increasingly made from lots that don't make it into Sassicaia, which explains the style of recent vintages. This is a terrific showing, especially considering the recent bottling. It's a fine relative value in Bolgheri's high-rent district." - Antonio Galloni (Jul 2022