Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, 2011

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, 2011

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

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£140.00
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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Giacomo Tachis Optimum Drinking: 2018-2035 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 103092
Estate Notes

Sassicaia's 2011 was purchased in its original wooden case and 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

"Ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors pick up rosemary, mineral and spice accents in this red, which is concentrated and intense, fresh and focused. Racy midpalate, this leans toward black currant and cedar notes on the solid finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc." Wine Spectator

"The 2011 Bolgheri Sassicaia speaks to a broad, yet very distinct audience. I am absolutely charmed by this vintage. Soft cherry and blackberry confit emerge from the bouquet in thick, luscious waves. Leather, spice and tar play supporting roles. The wine offers a generous and expansive style. It also shows impressive balance and coherent inner integrity. This vintage certainly bears the hallmarks of a hot vintage, but it never feels overdone. It delivers volume, intensity and rich texture. This Sassicaia is a wine of enormous craftsmanship." eRobertParker.com