Red

2009 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Bolgheri
  • Bolgheri Sassicaia
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Community Tasting Notes 94

  • Livonietisr Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 5, 2020 - Deep red color. Complex nose with notes of black currant, cigar, plums, chocolate. The wine is balanced, medium acidity and the tannins are just right. Taste of sweet cherries, oak, leather. Long.

  • jmoon Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 20, 2020 - In such a good place to enjoy now. Three hour splash decant, it was calm collected and offering full spectrum of red and black fruits. An intriguing saline salty tang added interest and freshness.

  • King_Arthur Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 13, 2020 - Came last in blind tasting with 9 Bordeaux/Bordeaux-Blends with 90 points. Opened the day before.

  • Cailles wrote: 94 points

    April 8, 2020 - Sassicaia Vertical 2003-2015: All wines tasted blind alongside the matching vintage of Chateau Margaux (see separate tasting story). All Sassicaias show a soft structure and femininity I would rather associate with a right bank Merlot than with a left bank Cab, also the fruit profile was more red fruit driven, than dark fruit. All in all and especially compared to the Margauxs (average score 94.8) drunk alongside, the wines showed good although without exceptionalism (average score Sassicaia 92.1). It has not the stuffing, the complexity to play in the big league and the soft structure alone is not interesting enough. The tasting confirmed the impression I had before (6 vintages tasted before, only once (2001) scored 95 points or higher). Highest score (94 points) for the 2004, 2009 and 2013 with more upside for the 2013 in the future.The much lauded 2015 was rather disappointing (92 points) but probably just would have needed several hours in the decanter.

    TN: Aristocratic, cool and fresh nose with very pure blue fruit. Not the most complex nose but still a highlight. On the palate very pure, sweet red berries at the center embedded in a superbly fine structure with very fine tannins and a perfectly integrated acidity. Could be star if it wouldn‘t be for the low complexity. Some volume is missing here. Nevertheless, one of the winners of the tasting and a joy to drink but I would better wait 10+ years.

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  • sirpat007 wrote: 93 points

    March 2, 2020 - Margaux vs Sassicaia double vertical: Sassicaia vs Margaux face-off hosted by a private collector. I was surprised by the unambiguousness of the result in this 13- year (2003-2015) double vertical. Margaux beats Sassicaia 10x with Sassicaia on top only 3x. Of the 26 wines tasted, the top 6 (all scored 95 and higher) were all Margaux with 2009, 2010 and 2015 all somewhere between regal and galactic. In sum, the average score for Margaux was 94.4 (range 92-98) as compared to a Sassicaia average of 93.1 (range 92-94). See tasting story for a few more high level remarks.

    Very ripe, even slightly cooked red fruit with some green notes and dried herbs. A slow start but improving even after a short while in the glass. On the palate less cooked, rather a fruit in a cool cladding even. Otherwise intense and can‘t shake off a bit of heat. Slightly green tannins with a lot of grip. Not without a certain appeal, to be honest, but not to my personal liking.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tenuta San Guido
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Sassicaia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Bolgheri
  • Appellation Bolgheri Sassicaia
  • UPC Codes 084692492008, 3394150040915, 5706579154285, 667766030186, 8004012001170, 8004645402108

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 275 (3%)
  • In Cellars 8,473 (80%)
  • Consumed 1,901 (18%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, filet mignon, Game, lamb, Lamp, Pasta, Veal

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