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Sku 430401
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Bolgheri
Winery Tenuta San Guido
Type No
Varietal Blend
Volume 750ML

Le Difese Tenuta San Guido 2016 (750ML)

In Stock — Zachys NY

Critics

Wine Advocate Notes
90 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, the 2016 Le Difese shows a more evident touch of ripe fruit that you don't perceive in the Guidalberto, which makes me think it comes from the Sangiovese component that is only used in this wine. The overall effect of that ripeness is that it downplays the wine's inner complexity. But this entry-level red from Tenuta San Guido was never aiming for huge complexity to begin with. Dark cherry and cherry is followed by wild strawberry and tangy rose hip. This wine happily delivers on its promises of freshness and accessibility." 2/18
James Suckling Notes
92-93 Points, James Suckling: "Very aromatic and bright with strawberry, cherry and currant character. Hints of oranges. Full-bodied, linear and tight, showing ultra-fine tannins. Potential here." 7/17.
Wine Spectator Notes
90 Points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator: "A fresh, vibrant version, offering cherry, strawberry, spice and mineral flavors. Youthful, with assertive tannins, so decant or age short term. Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2024. 26,000 cases made." 7/18
Wine Enthusiast Notes
91 Points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast: "Made with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese, this offers enticing aromas of black-skinned berry, iris and cedar. The savory, balanced palate delivers red currant, dried black cherry, star anise and white pepper alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2023." 12/18
International Wine Reviews Notes
90 Points, J. D'Angelo, International Wine Report: "The 2016 Le Difese is opens to inviting aromatics of red cherries and wild blueberries along with herbs, spices, hints of violets and dusty nuances all taking shape. On the palate this is medium-bodied, fresh and vibrant with lots of berries and spices, framed in silky tannins. Stays focused and balanced with a lovely finish. A fantastic entry in the wines of this great estate." 2/18.
Other
"Fruit for Le Difese is selected from Tenuta San Guido estate's younger vines. Fermentation for both varieties takes place on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is matured in French and American oak barrels. Juicy, soft and fresh, this versatile and charming wine shows great richness on the palate, which makes it very easy to drink." Distributor Note

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