Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, 2004

Tuscany, Tuscany, Italy

Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, 2004

Tuscany, Tuscany, Italy




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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Giacomo Tachis Optimum Drinking: 2018-2025 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Stephen Tanzer Code: 102027
Estate Notes

Sassicaia 2004 was purchased in its original wooden case.

Tenuta San Guido, situated on the western coast near Bolgheri, was brought under the holdings of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta in 1940. The Marchese took the pioneering move of introducing non-native varieties into the Sangiovese-dominated vineyards, such as Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc from vine cuttings taken from Bordeaux, and in doing so shaped a whole new generation of wines known as the Super-Tuscans – and thus revolutionising Italy’s image in the wine world.

Sassicaia has become synonymous with a standard of production that is without compromise, respected the world over.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


"Captivatingly intense yet refined aromas of ripe red cherry, mint, smoke and black truffle, complicated by lovely mineral and floral elements. Ripe, rich and velvety on entry, then concentrated in the middle, with flavors of red cherry, cassis, spices, bay leaf, dark chocolate and espresso. Amazingly well balanced and fresh wine, with sound, bright acids supplying wonderful lift and precision and smooth, noble tannins adding considerable power and grace. The finish goes on for minutes, highlighted by an enchanting floral-mineral quality; in my experience, the appearance of this strong floral component (in the absence of herbal or peppery aromas and flavors more typical of lesser vintages) at this early stage of development is typical of the greatest versions of Sassicaia. One of the top dozen Sassicaia bottlings ever." Stephen Tanzer

"...ripe, quite rich and rounded, plum, blackberry, liquorices tinged bouquet, a little dark chocolate and espresso with superb precision. The palate is full-bodied, rounded and supple on then entry with notes of blackberry, dark chocolate, a touch of spice and leather. Very smooth and lithe towards the sensuous, harmonious finish. The ’04 is elegant and suave." eRobertParker.com

"Shows aromas of chocolate, currant and blackberry, with a hint of Spanish cedar. Full-bodied, with firm, velvety tannins and a long finish. Racy and very well-structured. Builds on the palate." Wine Spectator