1997 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri
205 Ratings
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205 Ratings
1997 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri

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 2007 Vintage) Wine Advocate Review Rated 95 Explodes onto the palate with masses of rich, opulent fruit that caress the palate with gorgeous length and a seamless beauty that is hard to fully capture. Dark wild cherries, plums, spices, minerals and herbs develop in the glass. This is an especially bold, perhaps slightly uncharacteristic Sassicaia in its extroverted personality, but it is beautiful all the same. The inner perfume and sweetness carries through the long finish, where the sheer weight and glycerol read more...Wine Advocate Review Rated 95 Explodes onto the palate with masses of rich, opulent fruit that caress the palate with gorgeous length and a seamless beauty that is hard to fully capture. Dark wild cherries, plums, spices, minerals and herbs develop in the glass. This is an especially bold, perhaps slightly uncharacteristic Sassicaia in its extroverted personality, but it is beautiful all the same. The inner perfume and sweetness carries through the long finish, where the sheer weight and glycerol of the fruit leaves a lasting impression. The 2007 is more than a worthy follow-up to the profound 2006. While it may lack that wine's freshness, structure and potential longevity, the 2007 is immensely appealing today, and should drink beautifully pretty much out of the gate. That said, Sassicaia is always the most restrained of Bolgheri's heavy hitters. This is a superb effort from Tenuta San Guido. (hide)

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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)

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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 130
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 130 on Aug-00