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Tenuta San Guido Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Guidalberto 2006
Three and a half glasses
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The 2006 Guidalberto is a showstopper. This opulent, super-ripe wine bursts from the glass with the essence of sweet, dark fruit, smoke, tar and licorice, showing stunning depth in its richness and expansiveness. Everything is in the right place, as the wine possesses superb balance, particularly in the way its structural components are beautifully woven into the fabric of its fruit. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this wine, yet it should continue to improve to age 20, perhaps beyond. An undeniable success, Tenuta San Guido?s 2006 Guidalberto is a great example of an overachieving wine in this important Tuscan vintage. It is highly recommended. Guidalberto is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese.
After a dry summer, harvest at Sassicaia began the first week of September, 2000, ending on the 15th. This cabernet reflects the sunny warmth of that Tuscan season in black currant depths. Itrsquo;s refined and supple, a black beauty held at armrsquo;s length. The discreet distance allows each taste to show all the winersquo;s elements in perfect balance; a tide of dark chocolate and black plum rolls in, an undertow of red berry and granite tannin pulls out. The flavors last, deepening even as they lift in the end, a widening chord that should only grow more resonant with age.
Dense ruby-colored, with a tight personality, the 1999 Sassicaia offers up aromas of smoke, vanilla, and red as well as black currants. Medium-bodied, with high tannin and excellent purity, this elegant, restrained, moderately concentrated effort needs another 2ndash;3 years of cellaring. It should keep for 12ndash;15 years. The abundant tannin in addition to a certain austerity may prove troublesome in the future. Anticipated maturity: 2006ndash;2016.
Aromas of toasty oak and ripe fruit follow through to a full body, with a solid core of fruit and a chewy finish. Needs some time to come around. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2011. 12,000 cases made. JS Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 San Guido Guidalberto 750ml
Aromas of toasty oak and ripe fruit lead to a full body, with a solid core of fruit and a chewy finish. Needs some time to come around. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2011.
The 2007 Guidalberto is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, with most of the fruit coming from a property adjacent to the vineyards used for Sassicaia. About 20% of the wine consists of declassified barrels of Sassicaia. The 2007 Guidalberto is another sexy, ripe offering from Tenuta San Guido. The wine reveals gorgeous inner perfume and endless layers of fruit that coat the palate all the way through to the long finish. The 2007 is not likely to be as long-lived as the 2006, but I doubt that will be much of a problem as these bottles are likely to be long gone by the time ageability becomes as issue. Readers will have a very hard time keeping their hands off this irresistible, sensual, opulent wine. The 2007 is another blockbuster Guidalberto! Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.
Medium-deep ruby. Perfumed aromas of cherry, blueberry and leather are given extra lift by a smoky complexity. Manages to be both fleshy and acidic at the same time, with ripe yet refined fruit flavors and a smooth, long finish. A very modern-styled wine from this estate, but one that does not forego any of its trademark firm acidity.