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2004 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 92 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 94506-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($50; a blend of 45% merlot, 45% cabernet sauvignon and 10% sangiovese) 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.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: September/October 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    By the time the 2004 Guidalberto was made, Sangiovese had been dropped from the blend. The wine settled into its current configuration of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in roughly equal parts. The Le Difese entry-level wine started production in 2002 and the extra Sangiovese fruit was redirected there. This is a gorgeous wine that delivers all sorts of pleasant surprises. It has grown in richness and intensity over the years and shows a stunning sense of harmony and balance today. The vintage was warm and the wine reveals rich extract and color as a result. Plush oak tones of spice and vanilla soften the wine at its edges. It is yielding, soft and generous. The 2004 Guidalberto is drinking beautifully right now.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2020
    Author: Monica Larner
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Very pretty aromas of crushed berries and lightly toasted oak. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Coffee undertones. Balanced and delicious already.
    Drink Dates: 2006+
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Already stunned by La Serre Nuove in ?04, this 'shocker of a second? re-affirms my excitement in the 2004 vintage for the Tuscany-Bolgheri region. An outstanding nose that dazzles the senses w/ truffles, melted licorice, lilac, graphite, cedar and black currant notes that scream 'fine Bordeaux? in as clearly a voice as possible. Strikingly pure in the palate and astonishing in its symmetry, this wine offers up a tasting experience that several good vintages of Sassicaia fail to provide. The only nit-picking I could do w/ Guidalberto is that it could use a bit more depth and length, but it sure is formidable nonetheless. I?d encourage just about any Bordeaux lover (or Super Tuscan lover, for that matter) to give this young stud a spin as it is sure to please. I can'teven imagine what the best wines of 2004 will have in store but am extremely excited to find out.
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
Just south of Livorno, Tuscany, lies the Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC, and the Tenuta San Guido estate, where Sassicia is produced. The estate was originally owned by Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta, and has been managed since WWII by his son, Niccolo. A true pioneer in the Italian wine industry, his experimenting with the introduction of non-native varieties to Italy, resulted in the world-famous Sassicaia. In Italian, Sassicaia means "the place of many stones" and is used as the proprietary name for the estate's Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The vines of the Sassicaia vineyard were originally planted with cuttings from the prestigious Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. The wines of Sassicaia were so instrumental in creating the "Super-Tuscan" sensation that 1994, the Italian government granted Sassicaia its own DOC status in a sub-zone of the Bolgheri DOC. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, and the wines are then aged in French oak barrique for 18 to 24 months prior to release. Sassicaia produces a second label called Guidalberto and recently released a third wine, Le Difese, that is virtually unavailable in the U.S.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 142 bottles owned
  • 38 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 38 collectors)