Red

1997 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Bolgheri
  • Bolgheri Sassicaia
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Community Tasting Notes 101

  • CarpeDiem! Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 8, 2019 - One of those bottles you wish to drink forever. A bit defensive in the beginning, the nose soon opens to irresistible charm and elegance. Still in the beginning of its drinking window, with ample freshness and mineral expressions, this wine is built to please. Mature cherry, violet, plum, delicately contrasted by cedar, tobacco, chocolate, caramel, menthol, thyme. Very noble cask, leveraging the elegance of the wine to perfection. A true blockbuster to be opened now or during another decade.

  • GasperTheWineGuy Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 12, 2019 - Drank as part of a verticle with a '90, '92, '95, and in everyone's opinion, this was the bell of the ball. This wine was at its peak and did not show any signs of decline. Complex nose, red cherry, dried herbs, and a hint of leather on the finish leading to a euphoria-inducing lingering finish. If you have this wine drink it now as it is as close to perfection as can be imagined.

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  • roljui Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 26, 2018 - Enjoyed over an evening. On opening, cork was in great shape and no hints of anything to be concerned about, even 21 years later. Fair bit of sediment. First notes were of currant, and a bit of a chalky cherry that was thoroughly pleasant. 20 years has smoothed this significantly and within 20 minutes or so it was revealing a fewer more flavours, some savoury - and a bit of ringing tartness that stayed present for minutes after a taste. Very enjoyable, perhaps past its peak - maybe the little bit thin - but in my opinion only slightly. Hope we cross paths again.

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  • jpbach13C Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 19, 2018 - delicious. a little hot. did not meet expectations. similar character to a left bank

  • Papies wrote: 94 points

    November 3, 2018 - 3 Decades of Sassicaia Masterclass with Priscilla Incisa della Rochetta (Decanter FWE, The Landmark hotel, London): From Magnum. Quite a dark color still bit with bricking on the rim that hints to a bit of age. The nose is actually quite youthful and granted it has some secondary touches. The nose could be confused for classic left bank bordeaux. Still in ts prime, leathery, cedar and has evolved very nicely. Dark fruited and at times felt quite primary fruit a testament to the longevity of these wines. Herbal side too here. Silky tannin and drinks superbly now and most likely at peak. Another great late 90s Sassicaia . 94

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  • By Jane Anson
    JA Sassicaia Vertical, 10/26/2016 (link)

    (Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/31/2005 (link)

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  • By Daniel Thomases
    July/August 2000, IWC Issue #91 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/4/2011 (link) 94 points

    (Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia) Bricking dark red violet color; mature, mushroom, menthol nose; tasty, mature, currant, tart plum, menthol, umami, tobacco, smoke palate; drinking well now, should go 5-7 years; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/18/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia) Dark garnet red color; smoky, olive, herbaceous, tart plum, currant nose; smoky, tart plum, herbaceous, mint, sweet green herb palate with balance; medium-plus finish 93+ pts. (at peak now, not likely to get much better; should drink well for another 5 to 7 years)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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 17 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,482 (71%)
  • Consumed 974 (28%)

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