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Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, 2010

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

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Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, 2010

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

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£147.50
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£147.50

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Giacomo Tachis Optimum Drinking: 2018-2040 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Antonio Galloni Code: 103214 Label Quality: Danish importer rear slip labels
Estate Notes

Sassicaia's 2011 is in excelent condition.

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

"Cedar, sandalwood and spice notes lead off, with cherry, currant and rhubarb flavors underneath. Linear in profile, with a firm base of tight-grained tannins, this lingers beautifully on the finish. Persistent from beginning to end, this just needs time to expand. " Wine Spectator

"The 2010 Sassicaia is just beginning to show the first signs of aromatic development. Sweet tobacco, mint, pine, dried cherries and licorice open up in the glass, but only with great reluctance. The 2010 remains a wine of striking precision and nuance, but it also has an element of classical austerity that is especially apparent today." Antonio Galloni