227 Ratings
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri Tuscany
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Wine Details



Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Wonderful aromas of freshly sliced coastal rosemary and currants follow through to a full body, with integrated tannins and a fine finish. This shows so much finesse and beauty. But there is a solid backbone of tannins and length.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2002 Vintage) The legacy of Sassicaia begins in 1944, when Mario Incisa acquired a number of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc vine cuttings and planted them on a sloping hillside of the San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello after the 11th-century castle at the vineyard's upper edge. This tiny, 3.75-acre vineyard stood alone until 1965, when a second Cabernet vineyard was planted with cuttings from the Castiglioncello parcel; the gravelly, 30-acre plot would give the wine its name: Sassicaia, "the place of many...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1985 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1985 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # E2002 on Dec-92
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/08
  • Antonio Galloni
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 171
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 171 on Jun-07