2021 Le Difese de Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Tenuta San Guido
  • Region Bolgheri
  • Drinking 2023 - 2027
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available

2021 - Le Difese de Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Tenuta San Guido
  • Region Bolgheri
  • Drinking 2023 - 2027
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available

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  • Goedhuis, February 2023

    2021 Le Difese is everyday drinking perfection. An artful blend of 55% Sangiovese and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, sparkling bright red cherry, cranberry and blood orange fruit sit over layers of darker blackberry and plum. True to its Tuscan roots, it is infused with delicious Mediterranean herbs and salty black olive as well as subtle hints of tobacco leaf and spice. Impressive tension and soft, nimble tannins carry the vibrant core of mouth-watering fruit, finishing with dried floral notes and a sweeping freshness. Delightful. Drink 2023 –2027.

  • Jamie Goode, February 2023, Score: 94

    14% alcohol. 55% Sangiovese and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet, forward blackcurrant nose with some woodspice and balsamic hints adding a savoury twist. The palate has taut blackcurrant fruit with some red berries and a firm structure, with a dry, grippy finish. This is a really focused, structured wine that’s firm and dense with nice brightness and purpose. This is one you can cellar with confidence, or enjoy now in its vivid, primary state. Has a real Tuscan feel to it, in a good way.

  • Kerin O’Keefe, February 2023, Score: 92

    A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, this savory, polished red has lovely aromas of dark-skinned berry, grilled herb and whiffs of blue flower. Food friendly and enveloping, the palate offers ripe black cherry, blackcurrant and ground black pepper alongside supple tannins.

Producer

Tenuta San Guido

The Original Super Tuscan, Sassicaia was created in the mid-1940s by the Marquis Mario Incisadella Rochetta, an aristocrat looking to reproduce his favourite wines of Bordeaux - a first in Italian viticulture. Noticeably distinct from the lighter styled wines of the region, the bold expression of Cabernet was not initially well received by the Italian drinking public. As a result, from 1948 to 1960, the wines were consumed ...Read more

The Original Super Tuscan, Sassicaia was created in the mid-1940s by the Marquis Mario Incisadella Rochetta, an aristocrat looking to reproduce his favourite wines of Bordeaux - a first in Italian viticulture. Noticeably distinct from the lighter styled wines of the region, the bold expression of Cabernet was not initially well received by the Italian drinking public. As a result, from 1948 to 1960, the wines were consumed only at the estate. The 1968 vintage marked its first commercial release.As Bordeaux blends grew in popularity over the years, Sassicaia was able to create a reputationunparalleled amongst its Super Tuscan peers. Recognising their unique terroir and exceptionalquality, they were even granted their own DOC in 1994 named accordingly, Bolgheri Sassicaia.Keeping these distinctions in mind, a winery of movie set proportions had been expected. Yet infact, it is superbly discrete and modest - reminiscent of a domaine in Burgundy or the Rhône.Read less

Region

Bolgheri

The medieval town of Bolgheri was originally made famous by the poet Giosuè Carducci who wrote about the stunning Cypress Avenue, a breathtaking and magical three mile long corridor of trees leading up to the entrance to the village. Swept away to the coastal and most westerly area of Tuscany, Bolgheri has become synonymous with wines known as ‘Super Tuscans'. Composed of classic Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc (intermixed with the occasional Sangiovese), the Super Tuscans began as mere experimentation in the 1960s and 70s. These international French varieties flourished in Bolgheri's warm, yet maritime climate which resulted in unexpected success and reknown. It is here that one finds such famous names as Ornellaia, Tignanello and Sassicaia.