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2009 San Guido - Sassicaia Proprietary Blend - Italy - Tuscany - Bolgheri - Red

Italy - Tuscany - Bolgheri

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

Just south of Livorno, Tuscany, lies the Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC, and the Tenuta San Guido estate, where Sassicia is produced. The estate was originally owned by Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta, and has been managed since WWII by his son, Niccolo. A true pioneer in the Italian wine industry, his experimenting with the introduction of non-native varieties to Italy, resulted in the world-famous... More »

Score
WA 95
96
IWC 97(+?)
WS 93
JS 95
JR 18
Drink Dates
Comm: 2020-2032 WA: 2015-2035 WS: 2014-2028
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IWC 97(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 164

(80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% cabernet franc): Bright full ruby. Pure, perfumed aromas of blackberry, cassis, lead pencil, violet and minerals, complicated by a superripe note of crushed raspberry. Extremely primary and pure, offering sharply defined cassis, violet and mineral flavors of great class. The perfectly integrated acidity and a vibrant floral character from the cabernet franc give the middle palate terrific lift. Though very ripe in its flavor profile, this wine conveys a rare lightness of touch that is typical of Sassicaia but rare for this vintage on the Tuscan Coast. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding palate-staining length. For all its creamy power and charm, I really like this wine's balance and the subtle delivery of its complex flavors. I have tasted every vintage of Sassicaia on countless occasions and, other than the legendary 1985, I have no doubt that this is one of the two or three best Sassicaias at a similar stage of development. Though the 2009 won't surpass the once-in-a-lifetime 1985, it is starting out its life in bottle with almost the same perfectly balanced, opulent creamy texture and depth of that incredible wine, which I remembertasting both in Rome and in Tuscanyimmediately upon release. In fact, that wine was so good that even thoughI was still auniversity student (and thus on a studentbudget), it was the firsttime in my lifeI ever bought a full case. If I were a university student today, I'd do the same with the 2009, even though the price of Sassicaia is far higher today. There's profound potential here, but younger wine writers and consumers who weren't seriously involved in tasting back in the '80s may well be surprised by this wine's voluptuous, atypically opulent texture and thus miss its sheer greatness.

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JR 18
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2013-2025

Very dark blackish purple. Strongly herbal – veg rather than fruit initially! Very interesting – sweet and lush and mulberry-like. Exotic quality. Less classic. Mouton-ish? (Exotic.) Very sweet even on the finish.

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 219
Drink Dates 2015-2035

Showing a heavier gait, the 2009 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a bold and determined wine that boasts rich extraction and a substantial phenolic base. I'm told that this is one of the richest expressions ever produced and it definitely shows. Brooding and muscular, this Sassicaia reveals broad shoulders and deep footprints. On the nose, it offers heavy aromas of dark fruit, plum, blackberry, leather, spice, tobacco and grilled herb. At the back are tarry notes of resin and smoke. This vintage saw a stunning set of ideal conditions ranging from a humid spring that built water reserves, a hot summer that kept ripening on track and a cool pre-harvest period with deep shifts between day and nighttime temperatures for pronounced aromas. The wine shows substantial richness and opulence with well-managed tannins and pretty bursts of freshness. There is still a lot of life left within to carry it forward throughout the years.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2014-2028

A tightly knit, dense red, full of black currant, cherry, herb and spice flavors. The tannins are aggressive now, but this is long and detailed, with an herb and spice aftertaste. A classy wine. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

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JS 95
Source JamesSuckling.com

Lots of plums and spices with dried blackberries, hints of cedar. Full and juicy with loads of fruit and a long finish. Racy, refined and balanced. Very fruity and intense.

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Tasted On 06/24/2015
Drink Dates 2020-2032
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.867%
Tasted On 02/11/2014
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