2016 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+.
"This wine is showing exceptionally well in this classic vintage. The 2016 Guidalberto (Cabernet Sauvignon and a smaller percentage of Merlot) opens to a full and generous bouquet and a beautifully rich and velvety appearance. This edition of Tenuta San Guido's mid-level wine offers a bigger aromatic profile, more texture and more volume as well. Dark cherry and blackberry segue to spice, tar, leather and sweet fruit at the end. The mouthfeel is elegantly shaped, silky and nuanced. This may well be the best vintage of Guidalberto I have yet to taste—and you can get this wine at a great price too. Drink 2019-2030." Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate