Get in Front of This One: 94 Pt “Baby” Sassicaia

Posted on: 09/11/19 2:02 PM

I have a question for you.

Sassicaia has been on an unbelievable run since 2007. In the past five years–especially 2015 and 2016–no other winery in the world has had a stronger market value. Cut to 2017, an exceptional vintage for Tuscany. So, what do you think one of Tuscany’s hottest property’s “second wine” offers in the way of value for this strong vintage?

Answer: Quite a lot.

This is an unbelievably delicious wine, and for under $50 is a no brainer for Super Tuscan fans.

Guidalberto, unlike its older brother Sassicaia, is meant for immediate pleasure. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the 2017 offers the vintages beguiling sense of focus and velvety tannin. Unsurprisingly, this is the strongest and tastiest Guidalberto we’ve tasted in nearly five years. Plump, sweet fruit with well-defined tension and balanced acidity, you really can’t go wrong here. And for $49, this is a wine you can show off any day of the week.

2017 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto

“Fresh herbs, cedar, black raspberries, orange peel and citrus. Very balanced and focused on the palate, thanks to cutting acidity, but with firm, chewy tannins that envelop a plethora of red fruit.” 94 Points, James Suckling

“Subtle aromas of cedar, cassis, tobacco and a whiff of camphor slowly take shape in the glass. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the tightly knit, elegant palate delivers dried support. It closes on a coffee-bean note.” 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Posted in Reserve List By Tim Sellon