Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, 2006

Tuscany, Tuscany, Italy

Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, 2006

Tuscany, Tuscany, Italy

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Giacomo Tachis Optimum Drinking: 2017-2021 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101630 Alcohol: 13.5% Label Quality: from owc with original wrappers
Estate Notes

Tenuta San Guido 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.

Reviews

"The 2006 Sassicaia may very well go down as one of the all-time great recent vintages for this Tuscan thoroughbred...a stunning combination of ripeness, perfume, acidity and tannin. The wine is simply glorious, that’s all there is to it. Layers of dark fruit meld into smoke, leather, violets, menthol, earthiness and tar as this profound wine opens up in the glass. The creamy, silky finish lasts an eternity, as waves of fruit caress the tannins with breathtaking elegance. Everything is in the right place in this magical Sassicaia. This is one for the ages. This is a superb set of releases from Tenuta San Guido, the estate that put Maremma on the map as a terroir for world-class wine." eRobertParker.com