Tenuta San Guido Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia 2009

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Rahway, NJ (2,500 mi)
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750ml
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The nose showed cherry and raspberry with sweet herbal tea notes. On the palate, it was perfectly balanced with pure focused fruit and a tense stru... Read more

Good deep ruby red in the glass, generous notes of chocolate raisins, some herbs and a little smoke. Mid bodied and well balanced, lovely mouth fee... Read more

4.25 to 4.5 stars Appearance: deep ruby/ slight brick core transitioning to ruby rim Nose: medium intensity with aromas of cherry (red & black), ... Read more

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/25/2011

The nose showed cherry and raspberry with sweet herbal tea notes. On the palate, it was perfectly balanced with pure focused fruit and a tense structure that’s keeping this infant of a wine in check. I found it to be lighter on its feet than recent vintages, yet elegant and very pretty. The finish was long with pure red fruits.


4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 07/29/2008

Good deep ruby red in the glass, generous notes of chocolate raisins, some herbs and a little smoke. Mid bodied and well balanced, lovely mouth feel with silky tannins. Blackberry on the mid palate, very fresh, lively and fruity. Long sumptuous finish. Stellar effort. 94 Points


Snooth User: lglover
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/09/2009

4.25 to 4.5 stars Appearance: deep ruby/ slight brick core transitioning to ruby rim Nose: medium intensity with aromas of cherry (red & black), black tea, currant (red & black) Palate: medium+ velvety tannins, high acidity, long length, flavors of black tea, black cherry, red currant, rose. The wine is very complex layered, perfectly balanced which transitions from the fresh fruit elements to the more dried elements with time.


Snooth User: Armando
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/28/2008

In Magnum is even better... ;-)


Snooth User: patrickl
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/11/2008

The best Italian Red I have tasted


Snooth User: lilskunak
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/08/2008

Excellent wine. Very smooth from start to finish


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 06/21/2009

My first exposure to Sassicaia, tasted from an enomatic system at a wine bar I frequent. Luscious wine, well rounded, velvety mouthfeel and the perfect balance of fruit, tannin and alcohol Highly recommended.


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External Reviews for Tenuta San Guido Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/10/2008

You want decadence? Here it is. A fine single malt scotch that has been aged in barrels that previously held the ultimate Super Tuscan wine from Italy. Made with finesse that never lets this big daddy wine overpower the scotch flavors. Smooth and lasting.


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Vintage: 2008 01/26/2013

Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-colored, this wine offers elegant, complex aromas of red fruit. In the mouth it is rich and dense, yet harmonious, with sweet, balanced tannins. The wine has a long finish with a depth and structure that ensure its extr


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Vintage: 2008 08/11/2011

This great Cabernet allies a dense core of pure, ripe black currant fruit flavors and aromas with smoky notes of cedar, tobacco and vanilla to a refined supporting acidity and a sleek, finely integrated tannic structure.


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Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

The 2005 Sassicaia is another strong effort from Tenuta San Guido. Medium in body, it reveals an understated, delicate expression of smoke, herbs, tobacco and sweet dark fruit. The wine possesses compelling harmony and a gorgeous sense of inner perfume that flows from start to finish. This is an outstanding showing in a very challenging vintage. Sassicaia is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with a small amount of Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.


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Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Bright red-ruby. Complex nose melds red cherry, blackcurrant, minerals, dried herbs and a delicate oaky vanillin nuance; the fruit aromas show an almost roasted quality without going over the top. Sweet, concentrated and nicely fresh, with an impression of strong extract and a hint of exotic fruits to the flavors of ripe red and dark berries, chocolate, plum and wild herbs. The candied fruit quality carries through on the long, smooth finish, where there's a trace of heat and hints of menthol and minerals. A very successful Sassicaia but, in my notebook, just a little below the lofty heights of the 2001 or 2004. But given the quality of this wine, that's quibbling.


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Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Dark ruby in color, showing aromas of currant, new oak and fresh herbs, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, with very chewy tannins and an outstanding concentration of fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Needs plenty of bottle age. Best after 2012.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 06/26/2010

A bold Tuscan wine that's especially exuberant with aromas of spices, red fruits and silky tannins.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The “terroir” of Bolgheri, and especially its proximity to the sea, the particular light, and the microclimate, are definetly favourable to Cabernet. Once again, these elements allowed the birth of a great wine, even in a vintage which was not so impressive for the rest of Tuscany. It is a characteristic of Sassicaia to expect great results even in these less celebrated vintages. And this tendency was even more reinforced in the last decade. Very complex and elegant on the nose, with scents of red fruits. Strong, concentrated, with sweet and balanced tannins read more... on the palate. Very long finish with very important organoleptic and poliphenolic aspects, which will ensure to this wine an extraordinary longevity.

The “terroir” of Bolgheri, and especially its proximity to the sea, the particular light, and the microclimate, are definetly favourable to Cabernet. Once again, these elements allowed the birth of a great wine, even in a vintage which was not so impressive for the rest of Tuscany. It is a characteristic of Sassicaia to expect great results even in these less celebrated vintages. And this tendency was even more reinforced in the last decade. Very complex and elegant on the nose, with scents of red fruits. Strong, concentrated, with sweet and balanced tannins read more... on the palate. Very long finish with very important organoleptic and poliphenolic aspects, which will ensure to this wine an extraordinary longevity.

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