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2018 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

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September 3, 2023 - $250


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98Wine Enthusiast

All about radiance and finesse, this iconic Tuscan red has beguiling aromas of cedar, wild red berry, menthol and pipe tobacco that mingle with fragrant blue flowers...focused, elegantly structured palate is vibrant and savory, delivering cassis, orange zest, licorice and a hint of coffee framed in taut, polished tannins. Bright acidity keeps it energized and balanced.

97+ The Wine Advocate

...graceful mid-weight texture... The palate is lifted and bright, the finish is polished and long... The bouquet is especially intriguing with a very lively plummy fruit element that is enhanced by baker's chocolate, pepper spice, iron ore, caramel and pie crust... Overall, the 2018 Sassicaia weighs in with a svelte frame and long persistence.

97Vinous / IWC

...fabulous. Bright and beautifully poised...opens with brilliant aromatics that make a strong first impression. Delicate and light on its feet... I loved it.

97James Suckling

Beautiful, serene aromas of sweet berries and wild flowers with light lavender and fresh sage. Really aromatic...firm, silky red with medium to full body and ultra fine tannins that are polished and beautiful. Lots of blue fruit and blackberries follow through to a beautiful finish. Really tight and polished. Bright acidity.

96Wine Spectator

Refined and complex...all about finesse and restraint, starting out with floral and black currant flavors that build steadily on the palate, with olive, cedar, tobacco and spice notes adding detail as this lingers on the terrific finish.

17.5Jancis Robinson

...tones of cedar, vanilla and dried tobacco, with precision of fresh blackcurrant and a hint of black cherry...underlying graphite and stone/mineral complexity... Juicy palate – certainly good acidity...comparatively moderate tannic load, both of which work in harmony to structure the wine...very good-length finish.


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.