129 Ratings
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri

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(2012 Vintage) In the 1920s the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamt of creating a ‘thoroughbred’ wine and for him, as for all the aristocracy of the time, the ideal was Bordeaux. This is how he described it in a letter to the esteemed wine critic, Luigi Veronelli dated 11 June 1974:

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    Tasted by Opusone99 on 9/8/2011 & rated 95 points: Robe rubis foncé légèrement évoluée. Le nez est très ouvert sur les petits fruits rouges, notes de cuir, boîte à tabac et sur les épices fins. En bouche, le vin est d'un équilibre sans faille, bien droit et très expressif. Le vin est assez dense, les saveurs persistent et la finale est grandiose. Également, les tannins ne sont pas encore totalement fondus et j'aurais aucune crainte à garder ce bijoux encore plusieurs années si j'avais la chance d'en avoir une bouteille en cave. Vin immense! (2296 views)

    almost 3 years
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Antonio Galloni
    (2008 Vintage) "The 2008 Sassicaia is a rich, deep wine imbued with notable class in its black cherries, plums, grilled herbs, minerals and smoke. The 2008 is a decidedly buttoned-up, firm Sassicaia that is currently holding back much of its potential, unlike the 2006 and 2007, both of which were far more obvious wines. Readers who can afford to wait will be treated to a sublime wine once this settles down in bottle. Muscular, firm tannins frame the exquisite finish in this dark, implosive Sassicaia. The 2008 S...