£226.36/ 0.75 L btl
Drinking and storing
Ratings and awards
|2018||97+ PK||97 SK|
|2017||94 PK||96 SK||3 GR|
|2016||100 PK||3 GR||4 VA|
|2014||93 PK||3 GR||4 VA|
|2013||97 PK||3 GR||4 VA|
Sassicaia has long been 1 of my 2 favourite wines (Along with Solaia), but I have a suspicion that the mafia have been tampering with it , just as they did with extra virgin olive oil , so subsequently, there are many fake bottles about. I have had several bottles that just don't taste or smell like Sassicaia. When you remove the cork on a genuine bottle the wonderful intense aroma hits your nostrils immediately and the taste is unique and sublime.
Surprisingly ready to drink already
But don't try to make the bottle last all evening - it oxidizes fast. We'll keep the other bottle a few more years.
Juste un des meuilleurs vins au monde. Toute la force de la Toscane avec la finesse des arômes qu'on retrouve
Since 1968, its first year of production, Sassicaia has embodied the quintessential concept of "elegance" in Tuscany and the world. Sassicaia is the first of the Super Tuscans, the first of Bolgheri, and this primacy does not appear to be in question even in the less favourable vintages, which Tenuta San Guido challenges by extracting an exemplary red vintage after vintage, with a constancy worthy of the great chateau. A warm but regular vintage, 2017 put to the test the aristocratic cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc plants that inhabit the only legally recognised Italian monopole. But the rains at the end of August and the more pronounced day/night temperature differences towards the harvesting period gave the grapes, which were already perfectly ripe, greater volume and aromatic complexity. One vintage, the 2017 vintage of Bolgheri and Sassicaia in particular, which today represents an excellent investment to enjoy a ductile and multifaceted red wine, ready to be enjoyed immediately or later when the refinement will fill you with of surprises.
Tenuta San Guido
Tenuta San Guido is named after Saint Guido della Gherardesca, a hermit who lived in the vicinity of the winery in the 11th Century. It lies between Livorno and Grosseto, close to the Etruscan coast, in the Maremma region about which the Nobel Prize-winner and poet, Giosuè Carducci, wrote so many verses. This is where, in the 13-kilometre stretch which extends from the hills to the sea, one of the most highly esteemed wines in the world is produced: the Sassicaia. In the...