Red

2003 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Bolgheri
  • Bolgheri Sassicaia
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Community Tasting Notes 97

  • roljui Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 11, 2019 - Great bottle. Floral and green pepper notes. Really just a cut above. Loved it, feels ready to drink but no signs of age to me.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • wineshaman wrote: 94 points

    February 9, 2019 - Been in my personal cellar for over 11 years, decanted for one hour with moderate but corse sediment.
    Last tasted four years ago, the nose is certainly less flowery and more mineral driven, the palate is full of dark cherry, cassis, plum, tea and a nice dose of cinnamon/clove note, the finish is long smooth and tart. This bottle is certainly ready to drink and I doubt further aging would improve this particular bottle but I am certain this particular bottle would hold for a decade or more. If this bottle is indicative of other well stored bottles why wait?

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Jean-Philippe M wrote:

    January 11, 2019 - Ca faisait une éternité que je voulais goûter à ce Bolgheri. Je suis resté un peu sur mon appétit face à ce vin qu'on compae à des gros Bordeaux R-G... Il n'y à pas la classe, l'ampleur ni la finesse d'un Bordeaux, ca reste très italien au nez et en bouche. Le vin est rentre en maturité, quelques notes de cuir, d'épices et de prunes sont présentes. Bien heureux d'y avoir goûté, ca se bout super bien et bien trop rapidement, mais je laisse la chance aux autres d'en acheter.

    3/5

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Mario17 Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 10, 2019 - Couleur légèrement évoluée. Nez plus Italien que Bordelais, fruits noirs assez murs au nez, un peu de sous-bois. La bouche est assez fraîche compte tenu du millésime très chaud, sans lourdeur, une certaine richesse, acidité correcte, assez équilibré avec des tannins plutôt fondus et assez agréable au toucher. C'est bon mais ce n'est pas grand et pas noble comme plusieurs Bordelais de la Rive-Gauche à ce prix. 90-91

  • Shooterjp Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 27, 2018 - Took abit to open but after 2-3 hours the berries really came out, super smooth. Better in 5 years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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    JA Sassicaia Vertical, 10/26/2016 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring Maremma’s 2003 and 2004 Vintages (Feb 2007) (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    September/October 2006, IWC Issue #128 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/22/2008 (link) 95 points

    (Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia) Medium dark red color; redolent, ripe and dried cherry, black cherry and sweeet earth nose; ripe, delicious, black cherry, plum palate with complexity and integrated oak; long finish 95+ pts.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2007 (link) (16-16.5+) points

    (Sassicaia) Again a deeply coloured and intense looking wine here. The nose is very open and forward, showing a very brawny style of fruit, a touch feral and savage, with a little toffee left over from the oak. Even Sassicaia shows the heat of the 2003 vintage, it seems. Nevertheless it has a lovely creaminess, almost silkiness on entry, then it shows a broader, more meaty and brawny character through the midpalate, which is marked by a huge wall of tannins. It has lots of good flavour and potential, with notes of ripe raspberry, cherry and white chocolate, but surprisingly it also has some good acidity and although rich it does maintain a sense of balance. Nevertheless I worry about those tannins outlasting everything else as the wines of this vintage age. For that reason a conservative score.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • 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 Code 084692492008

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 26 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,080 (70%)
  • Consumed 1,269 (29%)

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Community Recommendations

now that's a nice misquamicook, Tapo restaurant, Wild Mushroom soup and Roasted Duck.

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