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Sassacaia 2004

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85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc, an extraordinary and iconic wine. Rich berry and cassis characters, full bodied yet silky and elegant in style, supported by a remarkable structure. 2005 - 2030.

Tenuta San Guido:
he Incisa della Rocchetta family were important a figures in the medieval and Renaissance history of Northern Italy The MARQyiSATE of incisa controlled the two banks of the river belbo. between the langhe and the plains of Alessandria, in the long line of the incisa della rocchetta family there stands out first of all Leopold, cameral magistrate to the 'Imperial Royal government of lombardy a... Read more
he Incisa della Rocchetta family were important a figures in the medieval and Renaissance history of Northern Italy The MARQyiSATE of incisa controlled the two banks of the river belbo. between the langhe and the plains of Alessandria, in the long line of the incisa della rocchetta family there stands out first of all Leopold, cameral magistrate to the 'Imperial Royal government of lombardy and veneto' up to 1840. when he left public office to ret irk to the ancestral home in rocchetta tanaro. here. in the family business. he would cultivate his passion for viticulture. leopold would publish two catalogues of the precious italian and foreign vines collected by him. books which are still today considered to be a bibliographical rarity. rich in observations and intuition that are still valid. Almost a century later his great-grandson mario incisa della rocchetta would draw inspiration from these catalogues for his grafts of bordeaux vine cuttings. first on the family lands at the occhetta and. with the success that is known worldwide. on the land of bolgheri. which became part of the family possessions in 1930 on h is marriage to h is beloved Clarice della Gherardesca. From its first commercialization 40 years ago. at the wish of mario incisa della rocchetta. on the sassicaia label there appeared a family seal dating back to Medieval times representing the ideal testimony of the continuous love of the incisas for their lands. Read less

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08/22/2014

Five glasses


External Reviews for Sassacaia

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Deep ruby. Absolutely ethereal nose offers intense yet refined aromas of ripe red cherry, smoke, leather and black truffle, with a pretty mineral element nuance and clarity. Velvety-smooth, ripe and rich on entry, then awash with mid-palate flavors o... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2004 San Guido Sassicaia 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/28/2014

The 2004 Sassicaia is a lovely understated effort. Medium in body it presents nuanced layers of sweet dark fruit licorice menthol and toasted oak that gradually open onto a finely-knit frame of notable length. Today it appears to be quite reticent and still holding back much of its potential. Both bottles I sampled showed less vibrancy and freshness in both color and flavors than the other top 2004s I tasted alongside it suggesting that the wine is still suffering from bottle shock. Anticip


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/28/2014

A wine with beautiful aromas of currants and light chocolate with hints of sweet tobacco. It s full-bodied and very refined with integrated tannins. It still needs time to give its full potential but it s a beautiful wine with excellent length and class. Drink or hold. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/28/2014

Deep ruby. Absolutely ethereal nose offers intense yet refined aromas of ripe red cherry smoke leather and black truffle with a pretty mineral element nuance and clarity. Velvety-smooth ripe and rich on entry then awash with mid-palate flavors of red cherry smoky red plum cassis spices bay leaf roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate. Bright acids and silky-smooth tannins give this extraordinary wine extra lift and precision. Compared to recent vintages this is a far richer and plumper



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85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc, an extraordinary and iconic wine. Rich berry and cassis characters, full bodied yet silky and elegant in style, supported by a remarkable structure. 2005 - 2030.

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