Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT 2021 (Tuscany, Italy) - [DM 95] [WA 94] [JS 93] [VM 93]
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT 2021 (Tuscany, Italy) - [DM 95] [WA 94] [JS 93] [VM 93]

Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT 2021
(Tuscany, Italy) - [DM 95] [WA 94] [JS 93] [VM 93]


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About the Winery:
Considered the seminal "Super Tuscan", Sassicaia is one of Italy's leading Bordeaux-style red wines. The name Sassicaia (Italian sassi meaning stone) indicating a stony field, originated in 1948 when first produced by Incisa della Rocchetta using Cabernet Sauvignon vines. In 2000, the "Guidalberto" was born as Sassicaia's extremely precocious younger brother, made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. More accessible at an earlier stage, Guidalberto is a blend that includes Merlot, to add roundness and a silky texture.

Tasting Notes:
A full-bodied wine of intense red fruit flavor 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.

 

Technical Data

Appellation: Tuscany IGT
pH: 3.46
Acidity: 6.1 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
Ageing: Aged in partly French oak and 15% in American oak for 15 months. Use of 40% new wood, 40% second passage and 20% third/fourth passage.

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

95 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"According to Tenuta San Guido’s director of winemaking, Carlo Paoli, the 2021 is the best Guidalberto he has ever made. The percentage of Merlot was reduced back to the typical 40% this year because the quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon was so good. The 2021 Guidalberto is very deeply coloured, almost black with a narrow purple rim. It took an hour or so to really open up, but when it did, it had a wonderful range of aromas and flavours. Cassis and blueberry, blue flowers, and violet and iris notes are followed by a palate full of perfectly ripe blackberries and blueberries wrapped in gentle, cream flavours. This is a wine of velvety richness balanced by vivid acidity, with very pure, focused flavours and aromas. Delightful!" - Susan Hulme MW (Mar 2023)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"A classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the Tenuta San Guido 2021 Guidalberto shows tart cherry fruit with darker tones of blackberry and plum. This vintage delivers especially chiseled and focused fruit characteristics that are elegantly framed by light spice, cola and earth. This vintage shows a heightened sense of intensity and territorial identity that is the hallmark of this storied estate." - Monica Larner (May 2023) 

93 Points - James Suckling:

"Aromas of blackcurrants, dark cherries, chocolate, ground spices and crushed rocks. Medium- to full-bodied with compact but supple and polished tannins. Shows savory notes with hints of dried mushrooms and chocolate. Attractive with a lingering finish. Drink or hold." (May 2023) 

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2021 Guidalberto, San Guido's blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is soft, succulent and alluring right out of the gate. The supple contours of Merlot lend fleshiness to this mid-weight, racy Maremma blend. Ripe red cherry fruit, spice, leather and tobacco are nicely pushed forward. Best of all, the 2021 will drink well right out of the gate." - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2023)