2009 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia
- Size: 750ml
- Type: Red Wine
- Varietal: Red Bordeaux Blend
- Country: Italy
- Region: Tuscany
"This is fantastic. Intense and super long on the palate. It's insanely complex yet subtle with so much going on, with a beautiful balance and tension. It is full and powerful with a big and juicy character that goes on for minutes. Muscular yet covered with plenty of fruit. Elegance with force. Hard not to drink."
Reviewed by: James Suckling - 98 pts
"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." Reviewed by: International Wine Cellar - 97pts
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