Original
281 Ratings
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri

Wine Details

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(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)

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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 Spectator
    (1985 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96
  • Wine Advocate
    (1985 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # E2002 on Dec-92
  • Wine Advocate
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01