Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri
Dark berry fruit and exotic spice scents fill the high-toned penetrating nose...smoothtannins frame the very long finish, leaving one with the impression of persistence and balance.
Decanter(2014 Vintage) …this has a hauntingly beautiful aromatic quality of lilies, violet, cassis and cherry, which in sum is utterly beguiling. In the mouth it is demure and delicious with bright succulent acidity and an almost Burgundian sweetness and structure, replete with filigree tannins. Here the fruit is youthful raspberries and red berries with a hint of savoury graphite and violet. In comparison to other, more broad shouldered, Sassicaia vintages such as the 2012, this is altogether more delicate and lacy, yet still retains great length and precision. This is not a Sassicaia for the ultra long haul and is so precociously good and drinkable now that it will take some resistance not to pull the cork sooner rather than later. That said, it would easily repay another decade in bottle…”
International Wine Cellar(2001 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 89-91 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/06
Wine Advocate(1985 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # E2002 on Dec-92
Wine Spectator(1985 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96