Guidalberto and Le Difese 2016
The Tenuta San Guido estate is a tour de force of Italian wine making; an icon of the fine wine world, a name that radiates Super Tuscan pedigree. At the top they have Sassicaia, which is widely accepted as one of the world's most sought-after wines, closely followed by their two extraordinary drinking wines: Guidalberto and Le Difese. We are delighted to offer their stellar 2016 release.
These two stunning wines are a must for every drinking cellar, offering exceptional value for their quality. The 2016 vintage is shaping up to be extremely desirable, both Guidalberto and Le Difese have scored a strong 94-95 and 92-93 respectively from James Suckling who says they have “Excellent potential”. Monica Larner calls the 2016 vintage “a beauty, with evident precision, focus and equilibrium.”
After tasting these two splendid wines, we think they are five star; absolutely knockout for the price.
• Guidalberto is the first sibling of Sassicaia introduced in 2000. Nicolo’s great great great grandfather, Guidalberto della Gherardesca, was a pioneer of modern agriculture and planted the famous cypress alley that leads into Bolgheri which inspired the celebrated Italian poet Giosuè Carducci. It is a blend of Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon. Whilst it can be approached sooner than its grander sibling, great vintages such as 2016 will develop beautifully over time. This is very high class. Coming in at £26.60 per bottle, this is quality not to be missed.
• Le Difese takes its name from the local wild boar which roam the hills of Bolgheri and appear on the label. This is easy drinking and has lots of juicy red fruits; a delicious blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese - a great buy at £15.60 per bottle and ready to drink and be enjoyed as soon as it lands.
Make sure you secure yourself a case or two from this Super Tuscan icon. Be quick, these wines tend to sell quickly. To order call us on 020 7793 or email email@example.com
Available for delivery in July 2018. Free UK delivery on orders over £300
Guidalberto Tenuta San Guido 2016
£120.00 per 6 bottles IB | £159.59 per 6 bottles inc VAT
“Wonderful aromas of ripe cabernet sauvignon such as currants and plums. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Linear and very long. Dynamic and beautiful. We will see, but this shows excellent potential.” 94-95, James Suckling (September 2017)
Le Difese Tenuta San Guido 2016
£65.00 per 6 bottles IB | £93.59 per 6 bottles inc VAT
Very aromatic and bright with strawberry, cherry and currant character. Hints of oranges. Full-bodied, linear and tight, showing ultra-fine tannins. Potential here. 92-93, James Suckling (September 2017)
Very aromatic and bright with strawberry, cherry and currant character. Hints of oranges. Full-bodied, linear and tight, showing ultra-fine tannins. Potential here.