Tenuta San Guido

Le Difese Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese

8.868 ratings
8.88 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Top Notes For
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
Jordi Pazo

Vila. Dia del Client.
26.10.18

Vila. Dia del Client.
26.10.18

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2018
Jim Lindsay

70/30 can/sang more Italian than Cabernet. Dry bay leaf, elegant, needs 2 more years to become interesting

70/30 can/sang more Italian than Cabernet. Dry bay leaf, elegant, needs 2 more years to become interesting

Dec 14th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Dried Blueberry and fresh meat

Dried Blueberry and fresh meat

Oct 14th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Baby Sassicia - nice fruit and balance - the perfect everyday wine.

Baby Sassicia - nice fruit and balance - the perfect everyday wine.

Sep 18th, 2016
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Very fresh and young. Very obvious Sangiovese nose immediately. Strawberry, red cherry, red currant mixed with some black pepper and cinnamon. Very clean and bright acidity on the palate. Medium body. There are some edges at the finish. Little bit rough or even abrupt and it didn't last long. 12.5% alc. 2014 vintage

Very fresh and young. Very obvious Sangiovese nose immediately. Strawberry, red cherry, red currant mixed with some black pepper and cinnamon. Very clean and bright acidity on the palate. Medium body. There are some edges at the finish. Little bit rough or even abrupt and it didn't last long. 12.5% alc. 2014 vintage

Aug 30th, 2016
AB
8.0

Delicate nose, red cherry and some faint earthiness. Light to medium body, tart cherry, raspberry, bright acidity. Very mild integrated tannins. Better drank with food. Decent, value wine.

Delicate nose, red cherry and some faint earthiness. Light to medium body, tart cherry, raspberry, bright acidity. Very mild integrated tannins. Better drank with food. Decent, value wine.

Oct 19th, 2018
Maria Buckley

Ever so sweet. Deliciously juicy. Fresh and easy to drink. Lots to love here! 😁

Ever so sweet. Deliciously juicy. Fresh and easy to drink. Lots to love here! 😁

Apr 9th, 2018
Andrew G

Tenuta San Guido's (Sassicaia) third wine with 70% Cab, 30% Sangiovese. Medium red with notes of woodsy dark fruit. Very approachable and easy going. 90

Tenuta San Guido's (Sassicaia) third wine with 70% Cab, 30% Sangiovese. Medium red with notes of woodsy dark fruit. Very approachable and easy going. 90

Jul 24th, 2017