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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri Tuscany
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Wine Details

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(From 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:

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)

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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 89-91 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/06
  • 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