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2012 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

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Latest Sale Price

August 22, 2021 - $240

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RATINGS

99Wine Enthusiast

Drop-dead gorgeous... boasts sensations of blue flowers, cedar, juicy red currants, ripe raspberries, white pepper & a balsamic note. Structured, radiant & loaded with finesse, delivers everything one expects from a world-class wine & more.

95James Suckling

Lots of lavender, minerals & black currants on the nose that turn to blackberries. Full body, ultra-refined tannins & an exquisite finish... all about delicacy, finesse & grace yet there is a solid core of ripe tannins giving it backbone...

94+ Vinous / IWC

...dark and immediate, with gorgeous up-front richness, density and power. Black cherry jam, cloves and new leather... an unusually deep, concentrated Sassicaia...

93Wine Spectator

A rich and intense style, this exhibits flavors of vanilla, toast and black cherry wrapped in stern tannins. A bit gruff overall, showing just a hint of the elegance and finesse on the lengthy finish.

92The Wine Advocate

...shows bold lines and thick color concentration. It does exhibit a classic Sassicaia bouquet...

17Jancis Robinson

Very obviously fine-boned claretty Cabernet...

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.