Original
139 Ratings
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri

Wine Details

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

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:

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar Deep ruby. Absolutely ethereal nose offers intense yet refined aromas of ripe red cherry, smoke, leather and black truffle, with a pretty mineral element nuance and clarity. Velvety-smooth, ripe and rich on entry, then awash with mid-palate flavors of red cherry, smoky red plum, cassis, spices, bay leaf, roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate. Bright acids and silky-smooth tannins give this extraordinary wine extra lif...
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/08
  • Antonio Galloni
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 171
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 171 on Jun-07
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator