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GUIDALBERTO 2018 IGT Toscana
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TENUTA SAN GUIDO
The very first vintage in 2000 consisted of 40 % Cabernet Sauvignon 40 % Merlot and 20% Sangiovese, In 2002 Sangiovese fell to 10% and in 2004 it became 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot where it has remained ever since. I have tasted 10 of the last 11 releases - every year from 2008 and then the 2003. The wine has improved over the years and I believe that this 2018 may well be the richest on record. Very deep intense purple colour the nose is slightly spicy with warm ripe plum-cherry fruit with some faintly savoury, cedar-sandalwood -tinged, cassis notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, faintly spicy, rather rich, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, solid, rather complex, cassis-tinged, sandalwood-cedar finish with nice rounded tannins. It has 13% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L107-20 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 72439
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Syl Win
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***(93 points)
Solid, Ripe, Youthful
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The 2018 Guidalberto, tasted from an approximate blend from barrel, is positively stellar. I can only hope that the bottled wine is as fresh, vibrant and nuanced as this sample. A rush of black cherry, plum, spice, leather and licorice graces the 2018 with striking depth and nuance. Light on its feet and deep, the 2018 has a lot to offer. In many years, Guidalberto can be a rather rich wine, but in 2018 it is very closely aligned with the house style. Score - 90-93 (Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, March 2020) Price $ 67.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 6, 2021
Cases bought 300 (6 bottles per case)

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