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2015 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

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ITEM 7978153 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

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$350
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RATINGS

98James Suckling

Full-bodied, dense and powerful with a ripe and rich tannin backbone that gives form and beauty to the ripe and beautiful fruit. Tight and very long.

97The Wine Advocate

...dark berry fruit, spice, leather, licorice and roasted coffee bean. Yet, the mouthfeel is extremely graceful and silky. The wine's undisputed pedigree is showcased on the palate.

97Wine Spectator

Rich and concentrated, this red features black currant, blackberry, violet, mineral and spice flavors. Dense yet lively, structured yet impeccably balanced, with vibrant acidity driving the long, fruit-filled aftertaste.

95Vinous / IWC

...exudes richness and textural resonance in all of its dimensions. A rush of black cherry, mocha, grilled herbs, menthol, licorice and underbrush builds as this powerful, creamy wine shows off its muscle.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Lustrous mid ruby. Ripe dark fruit reflecting this warm vintage but with intrinsic freshness and finely chiselled tannins.

#1 of 2018Wine Spectator Top 100

PRODUCER

Tenuta San Guido

Like other Northern Italian producers of world renowned wines, the Incisa della Rocchetta family traces its lineage back dozens of generations to forefathers who helped govern Northern Italy during the Renaissance. The family has always had estates in Bolgheri, Tuscany, but until the 1960s the wines they produced were consumed entirely on the estate. That changed in 1968 when Mario Incisa della Rocchetta released a commercial vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon called Sassicaia, which means “stony ground.” Made of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, Sassicaia is today one of Italy’s most successful wines. The estate, now run by Marchese Nicolo Incisa della Rocchetta, is credited with helping fuel the great improvements in Italian winemaking in recent decades.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri-Sassicaia

Bolgheri is a tiny village just inland from the western Tuscan coast with a storybook renaissance castle but no train station. To wine enthusiasts, however, Bolgheri is Italy’s most exciting wine region, and the Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC is particularly noteworthy. It was created in 1994 explicitly for Tenuta San Guido’s highly successful Sassicaia Super Tuscan. Sassicaia, first commercially released in 1968, is considered the first Super Tuscan and it remains a highly prestigious Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend. Bolgheri is the cultural heart of the Maremma, the coastal stretch of Tuscany. Marchese Incisa della Rocchetta planted Bordeaux varietals at Tenuta San Guido in the 1940s, though it took him more than 20 years to win acclaim for his Bordeaux-style blends. By the late 1970s the family was using French oak barriques in the production of Sassicaia, which is now regularly described as one of the world’s finest wines.