The San Leonardo estate lies near Lake Garda and, for three centuries, has been home to the Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga family. It was Carlo Guerrieri Gonzaga who, almost fifty years ago, became interested in the fine wines of the world - especially Bordeaux - and studied oenology in Lausanne. In the course of his studies Carlo spent time in France and Tuscany and it was during this latter trip that he struck up a friendship with Marquis Mario Incisa della Rocchetta of Tenuta San Guido, from where emanates the mighty Sassicaia.
In 1985 the legendary wine oenologist Giacomo Tachis arrived at the estate. Tachis had previously been oenologist at Antinori and had been a driving force in the creation of the first super-Tuscan wines, among them Tignanello, Solaia and Sassicaia.
Case of 6 Bottles
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duty paid price: £365.27
"Deep, dark and sensual, the 2016 Tenuta San Leonardo lifts from the glass with an alluring mix of crushed blackberry and plum. With time it blossoms further to reveal tobacco, brown spice, white smoke and peppery florals. It's velvety and wonderfully textural, yet also energized by a complex mix of stimulating acids and minerals, giving life to ripe fruits, as youthful tannins slowly clamp down. The finish is incredibly long and structured. There’s energy and verve, mixing black raspberry with hints of licorice under an air of purple-tinged flowers. The 2016 has a lot to like, quite primary today but a year away from release. This early preview, which has been bottled for a year now, is full of potential. Very nice!" Eric Guido
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