Winemakers Dinner på Operakällaren i Stockholm med Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta från Tenuta San Guido. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon och 40% Merlot. På doften skulle jag blint gissat ett Bordeaux, left bank. Mörk fin frukt, häststall, höstskog men samtidigt blommor och örter som drar mot Bolgheri.
This wine is coming to an end, it's starting to show more dried leaf notes and has softened quit a bit in the 2 years. It's entered it's pretty zone with cherries and mocha with notes of cassis and a really solid streak of licorice. Nice light chocolate notes frame the finish that lasts for a long time.
This wine had been properly cellared in a wine store's vault. Incredibly tight and tannic out of the bottle. After an hour the fruit was revealed, but the tannins were still in your face. Very fruity, lovely but tasted young. Saved 1-2 glasses' worth for the next day.
On the second day, the wine was a completely different animal, almost unrecognizable. The tannins had softened and the fresh fruit had receded to reveal head-spinning secondary characteristics of earth and dried fruit with good acidity to boot. Sweet and savory, medium+ bodied but intensely flavorful. These are things I love in wines, especially in Italian wines.
In my opinion the wine was just "good" the first night. You could tell that, beneath the in-your-face fruit and astringent tannins, there was something beautiful beneath the surface. That came to the forefront on the second night. I would strongly recommend a serious decant for this wine, and I very much regret drinking most of this bottle too
In excellent condition. Well stored bottles will give drinking pleasure for quite a few years to come. Typical Bordeaux blend nose. On the palate, basil and juicy red fruit. Reminiscent of its bigger brother. Still nicely tannic.
Moderate bricking at the rim, dark red at the core - leather and slight herbs on the nose. Medium bodied only, after a couple of hours' decant the wine opened up, but the fruit has begun to fade, fresh (to acidic) with smooth resolved tannins, not at all disjointed.
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(Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT) Nice gamey, herbaceous nose; great berry fruit, oak flavor, velvety tannins; medium finish, 90+ pts. (wine named after current owner’s great grandfather; 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet, 20% Sangiovese; 14 mos. in French barrique)
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