2009 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT
The wine is characterized by a very intense violet color. On the nose, it is very long and pesistent. The palate has an excellent, well-balanced structure that is well rounded.
User Tasting Note
lisewsd2Wine Advocate The 2009 Guidalberto flows across the palate with layers of radiant red fruit. This is another striking, supple Guidalberto loaded with personality. Stylistically it is quite close to the 2007, but with perhaps a touch less body but equally silky, polished tannins. Freshly cut roses, spices and a burst of pure red berries add nuance on the finish. Guidalberto is no longer the stunning value it once was, but it is quite gorgeous in this vintage just the same. This is easily one of the best vintages I can recall tasting. Guidalberto is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. Score: 92+. —Antonio Galloni, August 2011. Wine Enthusiast Pristine mineral notes of granite and crushed stone are wrapped within bold cherry and sweet spice nuances. The finish shows rich leather and tobacco. Score: 92. —Monica Larner, February 01, 2012. Wine Spectator A rich, dense red, boasting black cherry, blackberry and spice flavors. Shows purity and a solid structure, followed by a fresh, lingering aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2012 through 2020. Score: 90. —Bruce Sanderson, October 15, 2011. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with around 10% Sangiovese, and is the 'little brother' to the winery's celebrated Sassicaia, from three vineyard sites surrounding Bolgheri. The varieties are vinified separately before belnding and maturation in French and American oak. The wine has an intense violet colour and a soft and rounded fruit profile, and can be enjoyed immediately or over the next 3-4 years.