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Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia 2018

Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia

2018
97+
PARKER
97
SUCKLING
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£226.36

/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

Sassicaia, a true legend since 1968

A deep and intense ruby colour. On the nose its elegance and gentleness are outstanding, featuring a bouquet of sweet ripe black fruits (blueberries, blackcurrants, cassis liqueur) and Mediterranean herbs such as bay, juniper and myrtle. Following on, its spicy hints and balsamic notes remain with us for a long time.

On the palate it appears powerful and concentrated, with the ripe black fruit persisting and complemented by other touches of chocolate, vanilla, quinine and bracken, in a combination which imparts a pleasant vegetal freshness overall. A wine of noble elegance, exquisite balance, with fine tannins seeming to caress the palate. Without a doubt, the fragrance of the Bolgheri and the magic of its terroir are encapsulated in a bottle of Sassicaia.

An excellent choice if you decide to pair it up with elaborate game dishes, especially wild boar.

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Ratings and awards

201897+ PK97 SK
201794 PK96 SK3 GR
2016100 PK3 GR4 VA
201597 PK
201493 PK3 GR4 VA
201397 PK3 GR4 VA
PK: ParkerSK: SucklingGR: Gambero rossoVA: Viti ais

Customer reviews

4.3/5
3 reviews
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Wine making

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.

The winery

Tenuta San Guido

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...

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