Red

2008 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Bolgheri
  • Bolgheri Sassicaia
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Community Tasting Notes 88

  • Kayentacellars wrote: 96 points

    March 30, 2019 - Side by side tasting of 2008 Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Solaia paired with meal of braised short ribs at dinner party of 8. Wines were decanted for 3 hours. All three were very good, with Ornellaia coming out on top for majority. Sassicaia matched the Ornellaia when tasted alone, but the Ornellaia edged it out when paired with the food. Full-bodied, balanced with silky tannins, complex layers of flavor and nice long finish. This wine never disappoints.

  • Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 24, 2019 - Med weight colour.
    Silky smooth but with plenty of presence. Tannins are smooth but plentiful. Lovely dark red and blue fruit flavours, subtle spice, restrained herbal egde, Delicious drinking.

  • Bobhelge wrote: 93 points

    March 2, 2019 - Bold and opulent. The soft, sweet and rounded nose makes this a joy to take in. Almond, cinnamon, butter scotch, dried blueberries and wood. Dens, grippy and powerful palate. Concentrated mint and bitter dried cherries. Full of Cabernet but softer than a left bank (more like right bank? 🤔)

  • 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

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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
    3/11/2013 (link)

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

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

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  • 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 252 (3%)
  • In Cellars 7,282 (82%)
  • Consumed 1,341 (15%)

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