Red

2008 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Bolgheri
  • Bolgheri Sassicaia
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Community Tasting Notes 85

  • fred o. Likes this wine:

    December 31, 2018 - decanted. dark violet color. Nose brambly dark fruit with some mint. Palate tart red cherries with hint of spice, fine/smooth tannins on the finish. Drinking very well currently but could see it evolving much more. Surprising elegance mixed with power. Good with short ribs. 92 pts

  • bugdoced Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 31, 2018 - drank from a 375
    very tight upon opening
    then opened up so nicely with dark and tart fruit along with just enough tannins
    built for the long haul with years of life left

  • srh Likes this wine:

    September 29, 2018 - Winebar [4 Whites, 8 Reds, & 3 *shared* IMPRESSIVE reds] from 09/28/18] (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): WHAT a **generous** treat, Dr. Tom! :)

    N: Closed; Dk frts with blk olives; VERY attractive as it opens! Intensity lurking!

    P: LM body; LOVELY, almost swtish frt beautifully counterbalanced by a bit of firming pucker which fairly seamlessly transitions into a VERY LONG, balanced finish with an enticing character that demands another sip/bite of food. Drinking superbly now, but MIGHT still improve a tad through '19, then hold through '24, poss longer? 13.5% ABV; My EXC+/Exceptional-, & closer to the higher. 98 pts Decanter, 18.5 (2x) & 17.5/20 Jancis Robinson, and 9 positive reviews on the "Wine Critics" pg of wine-searcher. [This vendor's 1 remaining bottle @ $179.95 *squashes* wine-searcher's U.S. listings from $240-$258.]

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  • gouldcampbell77 Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 2, 2018 - More serious and structured than last year's bottle. Very dark and forbidding, like an approaching storm. Started to open up a bit after four hours in the decanter but I think this still needs many years to reach its peak. Drinkable yes, but so much more in reserve.

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  • bugdoced wrote: 94 points

    August 19, 2018 - drank from a 375
    ethereal soft fruit with powerful notes of cassis and forest floor
    elegant and delicious

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Decanter

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

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

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/11/2013 (link)

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

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/12/2011 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Focus on Tuscany: The 2009s and 2008s (Aug 2011) (link)

    (Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/5/2010 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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, 084692492015, 3258691426013

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 241 (3%)
  • In Cellars 7,100 (82%)
  • Consumed 1,290 (15%)

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