Tenuta San Guido

Le Difese Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese

8.9643 ratings
8.846 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Manchego & Parmesan, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Turkey
Top Notes For
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
Alex Smith

Not quite Sassicaia but a fraction of the price.

Not quite Sassicaia but a fraction of the price.

Dec 23rd, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
Cherry, currants, smoke, rose and tar, Asian spice, and some savory notes. Elegant and bright on the palate, citrus and red fruits, juicy and fresh acidity. Medium bodied and a medium grain tannic structure.

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
Cherry, currants, smoke, rose and tar, Asian spice, and some savory notes. Elegant and bright on the palate, citrus and red fruits, juicy and fresh acidity. Medium bodied and a medium grain tannic structure.

Jul 12th, 2017
Jordi Pazo

Vila. Dia del Client.
26.10.18

Vila. Dia del Client.
26.10.18

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2018
Tim Major

A new favorite

A new favorite

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2015