Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of tobacco, dried herbs, black cherries and black raspberries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and black raspberries. Bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold.
The wine color is garnet with some hints of inky purple at the center and dense color and opaque. The smells are rhubarb pie, stone, currants, smoke, meat, cherry and minerality. The tastes are tobacco, cherry, smoke, stone, cedar, and dill. The tannins are like course satin and the finish is tart and long.
Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia vertical 1998 - 2010: Medium ruby, slightly lighter in color than the 2007. Expressive nose of dark fruit with herbs, minerals and smoke, very complex. On the palate this has a firm tannic grip, similar than the 2005, but with much riper tannins and more aromatic depth. Excellent acidity too making it sappy and exciting to drink. This Sassicaia needs time but when it is done it will be among the best ones, no doubt. Wait until 2020.
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