Tenuta San Guido

Le Difese Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese

8.9704 ratings
8.855 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Mark Pagliaro

Winemaker Stone & Key Cellars

8.9

Decent Super Tuscan on the lighter body side, but over priced at Imperatore in North Wales.

Decent Super Tuscan on the lighter body side, but over priced at Imperatore in North Wales.

Mar 22nd, 2022
Fredrik Finn

70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Sangiovese. 8 months in french barriques, some previously used to age Sassicaia, but you already knew that of course...
Good concentration of the nose with a mix of dark and red, sun drenched berries, black plums, cassis a whiff of strawberries and lavender. Sweet licorice, cedar wood and spice acts in the background.
Palate maintains a fresh (high acidity) spine through solid but fruity tannins, boils fruit intensity through the mid palate with a modest complexity but a sold finish. Good performance for the 3rd wine of Tenuta San Guido but overall a bit to average

70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Sangiovese. 8 months in french barriques, some previously used to age Sassicaia, but you already knew that of course...
Good concentration of the nose with a mix of dark and red, sun drenched berries, black plums, cassis a whiff of strawberries and lavender. Sweet licorice, cedar wood and spice acts in the background.
Palate maintains a fresh (high acidity) spine through solid but fruity tannins, boils fruit intensity through the mid palate with a modest complexity but a sold finish. Good performance for the 3rd wine of Tenuta San Guido but overall a bit to average

Jan 5th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Had an ‘11 recently, deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits and spice. On the palate this full-bodied dry wine, with medium acidity, had flavors of black cherry, currants and dried fruits, fine tannins with oaky notes. Medium finish ending with stewed fruit character. Drink now, beginning to get tired.

Had an ‘11 recently, deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits and spice. On the palate this full-bodied dry wine, with medium acidity, had flavors of black cherry, currants and dried fruits, fine tannins with oaky notes. Medium finish ending with stewed fruit character. Drink now, beginning to get tired.

Oct 30th, 2020
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

8.8

If you put it in a blind tasting it falls face first, but if you crack it open and don’t compare it to anything it’s a rather enjoyable wine. #bolgheri #supertuscan #italy #tuscany

If you put it in a blind tasting it falls face first, but if you crack it open and don’t compare it to anything it’s a rather enjoyable wine. #bolgheri #supertuscan #italy #tuscany

Oct 6th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Easy drinking. Silky tannins, med + acidity and lean texture. Daily house wine elevated.

Easy drinking. Silky tannins, med + acidity and lean texture. Daily house wine elevated.

Mar 12th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese. Aromas of fresh ripe fruits with notes of earthy floral. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with citrus and pepper spice. Developing fIne tannins with a slight grip, medium finish ending with fruit and spice. Enjoy, drinking well but needs more bottle age.

A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese. Aromas of fresh ripe fruits with notes of earthy floral. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with citrus and pepper spice. Developing fIne tannins with a slight grip, medium finish ending with fruit and spice. Enjoy, drinking well but needs more bottle age.

Mar 7th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Just tried ‘17, A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese. Aromas of fresh ripe fruits with notes of earthy floral. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with citrus and pepper spice. Developing fIne tannins with a slight grip, medium finish ending with fruit and spice. Enjoy, drinking well but a bit of bottle age will benefit.

Just tried ‘17, A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese. Aromas of fresh ripe fruits with notes of earthy floral. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with citrus and pepper spice. Developing fIne tannins with a slight grip, medium finish ending with fruit and spice. Enjoy, drinking well but a bit of bottle age will benefit.

Dec 29th, 2019
Fredrik Finn

Pleasing, but not impressive. The ripe but fresh fruit profile is carried forward by a fine grained tannic structure and fresh acidity. Minor conplexity but lacks Some persitance and intensity.

Pleasing, but not impressive. The ripe but fresh fruit profile is carried forward by a fine grained tannic structure and fresh acidity. Minor conplexity but lacks Some persitance and intensity.

Jan 21st, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 70 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 30 % Sangiovese. Aromas of fresh ripe fruits with notes of earthy floral. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with citrus spice. Fine tannins with a slight grip, medium, coming back to a fruit ending. Enjoy now, drinking well! Tasting Sample!

A blend of 70 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 30 % Sangiovese. Aromas of fresh ripe fruits with notes of earthy floral. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with citrus spice. Fine tannins with a slight grip, medium, coming back to a fruit ending. Enjoy now, drinking well! Tasting Sample!

Sep 24th, 2018
James Forsyth

It might not have the depth or complexity of Sassicaia, but Le Difese is certainly a nod to its more illustrious sibling with its silky texture, though without the body or intensity. Opened up in the glass. Tried via Coravin.

It might not have the depth or complexity of Sassicaia, but Le Difese is certainly a nod to its more illustrious sibling with its silky texture, though without the body or intensity. Opened up in the glass. Tried via Coravin.

Mar 23rd, 2018