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Le Difese Toscana IGT 2021
91 Points
Jeb Dunnuck
January 30, 2024

The 2022 Le Difese is made with 60% Sangiovese and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and includes some grapes purchased from the Chianti in Ruffina to enhance the wine’s aromatic profile and freshness. The grapes see maceration on the skins for 15 days, then are aged in used barrels for eight months. Deep ruby with a tinge of light purple, this 2022 is aromatic of anise, fresh leather, and spiced cherries. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has ripe tannins, with a clean mineral touch. It’s approachable and offers a supple texture with an open drinking window over the coming 6-8 years

– Audrey Frick
San Guido
Le Difese Toscana IGT 2021
91 Points
VinousMedia.com
August 22, 2023

The 2021 Le Difese is redolent of crushed red berry fruit, rose petal, lavender, spice and sweet pipe tobacco. Medium in body yet nicely layered, the 2021 is impeccably balanced. It is also a sheer delight to taste at this early stage. In many vintages, Le Difese is a fruity, forward wine, but the 2021 has a nervy feeling of classicism that is hugely appealing. It’s one of my favorite recent vintages. As it has been for some time, Le Difese is a blend of Cabernet

– Antonio Galloni
San Guido
Le Difese Toscana IGT 2021
91 Points
Decanter.com
May 9, 2023

Bright, incredibly vibrant red, black and blue fruits introduce subtle, finely grained tannins with notes of wood and chocolate. It’s at once juicy, tangy and crunchy, with good ripeness and great acidity. Matured for eight months in used barriques.

– James Button
San Guido
Le Difese Toscana IGT 2020
90 Points
Wine Spectator
September 28, 2022

Rich, evoking plum and cherry flavors, with earth and tobacco notes. Reveals refined tannins, with good acidity to remain fresh and linger on the finish. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2023 through 2037.

– Bruce Sanderson
San Guido
Le Difese Toscana IGT 2020
90 Points
Wine Spectator
July 26, 2022

Rich, evoking plum and cherry flavors, with earth and tobacco notes. Reveals refined tannins, with good acidity to remain fresh and linger on the finish. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2023 through 2037.

– Bruce Sanderson
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