Original
129 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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    the toasted burnt coffee and cinnamon really put me off, I wonder if it could have gotten better with more breathing time

    about 3 years
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  • 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...
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09 The cabernet franc (15 percent) here seems to wrap the cassis and black cherry richness of cabernet sauvignon with the spiciness of fresh red peppercorns. Savory and bound for several hours, this becomes silky and elegant with air, the rich fruit supported by firm, earthy tannins. Deep and impressively structured, this is suited for a decade or more in the cellar.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 07/08