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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2014


Sassicaia is something of a rarity, a single wine that has its own geographical denomination. Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc that is very much in the Bordeaux mould. 

Sassicaia's origins lie in the dreams of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who held the vision that Italy could produce its own 'Premier Grand Cru' wines. In the terroir of Bolgheri, he saw the gravel soils of Bordeaux and the potential for something special.

For four decades he honed his vision and his wine, until in 1968 Sassicaia was first released. Since then, this wine has taken on an aura of nobility, and for good reason. 

Jancis Robinson gives this 17++/20:

Mid ruby with the beginning of orange tinges. Beguiling oak and cassis nose with a hint of cigar box. Very elegant and almost lithe. Pencil shavings and a touch of oak on the finish. Ready now and will improve but more something to indulge in over the next six years.13.5%

Monica Larner of The Wine Advocate gives this 94/100:

“Tasted from barrel, the 2014 Bolgheri Sassicaia is shaping up very nicely since I tasted it last year. In fact, it has made reassuring gains in terms of color density, aromatic definition and specifically textural richness. This wine will be released in 2017, but is scheduled to be bottled in November of this year (instead of January 2017) in order to allow it more time to flesh out and integrate in glass. The bouquet shows slightly rustic tones of tilled earth and spice that come on the heels of blackberry and dried cherry. The 2014 vintage is characterized by a late growing cycle. The last day of harvest was October 31. Despite the vintage challenges, primary fermentation and malolactic fermentation were executed without a hitch.”

James Suckling gives this 93/100:

“Extremely aromatic with black currant, strawberry and cherry. Some rosemary. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a gorgeous finish. Bright acidity. It came from all the hillside vineyards. This shows lovely potential and balance. Delicate and fine. Much better than anticipated considering the cool and wet growing season in Tuscany.”

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