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2006 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

Those fluid tones of small berry, blue flower and toasted almond build in intensity and momentum. The wine shows energy and vertical propulsion.

95Vinous / IWC

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...

94Wine Spectator

Aromas of sweet tobacco, plums and berries, with a jammy undertone. Turns to licorice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and plenty of pretty fruit. Balanced and very pretty. Lovely texture. Outstanding Sass, with structure and finesse.

18Jancis Robinson

Long and so obviously Sassicaia! Marked clean acidity. Clean, fresh and long. Very pretty and fulfilling.

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.