2012 Guidalberto, San Guido
Guidalberto merits serious attention. A Bordeaux blend of 60/40 Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, this is Sassicaia's second violin, akin to a top second wine in Bordeaux. Guidalberto shows off the the hallmarks of Sassicaia winemaking expertise - an array of voluptuous aromatic fruit, impressive structure and refined tannins - and is capable of ageing 15 years+.
"The 2012 Guidalberto (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) impresses for the approachable, yet intriguing, delivery of fruit. The style is fruit-forward and ripe, yet the wine is not banal. There’s a fluidity to the bouquet that brings it to cherry and blackberry with soft tones of leather and tobacco woven deep within. The mouthfeel is voluptuous and rich without feeling heavy or flat. The 2012 vintage shows good energy and verve, with a long flavor trail of chocolate and toasted espresso that leaves a favorable mark. Drink 2015-2024." Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate