Tenuta San Guido, Le Difese, Toscana IGT 2018
EXCELLENT VALUE from the San Guido (maker of SASSICAIA) estate called Castiglioncello, an 11th century castle on the vineyard’s edge.
91 points James Suckling
A medium-bodied red with plum and cherry character. Walnut and bark undertones. It’s creamy and savory at the finish.
90 points Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of star anise, dark-skinned berry, wild herb and toasted oak form the nose. A blend of 70% Cabernet and 30% Sangiovese, the wine’s bright, linear palate offers red currant, prune and a hint of licorice before a coffee-bean finish. Racy acidity and taut close-grained tannins provide the framework and tension.