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Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri-Sassicaia 2009

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Just awarded Wine of the Year by Gambero Rosso! Sassicaia is the original Maremma Super Tuscan. It has spurred many followers but few rivals. Every vintage this iconic wine garners lavish praise and big scores. For example the last three vintages rated 97, 95 and 96 from the Wine Advocate alone, not to mention all of the other publications that praised it. 2009 was yet another remarkable vintage in the Bolgheri region of Tuscany which Sassicaia single-handedly placed on the map. Of course masterful winemaking by Consulting enologist Graziana Grassini who follows directly in the footsteps of creator Giacomo Tachis, makes this extraordinary blend of Bordeaux varietals what it is. James Suckling scored it 98 points saying " "This is fantastic. Intense and super long on the palate. It's insanely complex yet subtle with so much going on, with a beautiful balance and tension. It is full and powerful with a big juicy character that goes on for minutes. Muscular yet covered with pretty fruit. Elegance with force. Hard not to drink. But better in 2016." Don't miss this opportunity to grab your share of '09 and SAVE!

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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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Source: WineExpress.com
11/28/2012

Just awarded Wine of the Year by Gambero Rosso! Sassicaia is the original Maremma Super Tuscan. It has spurred many followers but few rivals. Every vintage this iconic wine garners lavish praise and big scores. For example the last three vintages rated 97, 95 and 96 from the Wine Advocate alone, not to mention all of the other publications that praised it. 2009 was yet another remarkable vintage in the Bolgheri region of Tuscany which Sassicaia single-handedly placed on the map. Of course masterful winemaking by Consulting enologist Graziana Grassini who follows directly in the footsteps of creator Giacomo Tachis, makes this extraordinary blend of Bordeaux varietals what it is. James Suckling scored it 98 points saying " "This is fantastic. Intense and super long on the palate. It's insanely complex yet subtle with so much going on, with a beautiful balance and tension. It is full and powerful with a big juicy character that goes on for minutes. Muscular yet covered with pretty fruit. Elegance with force. Hard not to drink. But better in 2016." Don't miss this opportunity to grab your share of '09 and SAVE!



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