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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri Tuscany
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ItalyTuscany

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

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)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 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
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 07/08
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/08
  • Antonio Galloni
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 171