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Community Tasting Notes (175) Avg Score: 94.1 points

  • A dark colour; rich, concentrated fruit, slightly smoky and with good length. Drinking well now, but should also keep.

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  • ricght in its drinking window. still benefits from decanting 2 hrs or more. very long finish. fruit on thenose with little toast. nicely balances still some tanines left. dark fruit. elegant wine not too much overpowered.

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  • I am not a huge fan of Sassicaia's quite austere style but this was very nice indeed. Quite big on the palate and with that tell-tale acidity providing plenty of lift. restrained fine tannins also bolster the structure. I often feel that they don't have enough fruit to cover the bones of the structure but this bottle certainly did. long finish, relatively straight forward. Drink now but will last for decades.

    Note that since about 2013 Sass has changed styles and become more complete, with greater extraction giving a more welcoming mouthful.

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  • Earthy and farmyard wrapped with beautiful black cherry, tobacco, mint and toast. Pronounced flavour intensity and long finish. More complex and open than 01 and 02 vintage. Superb wine and one of my top 3 vintage in the night.
    Detailed tasting experience refers to my 96 vintage note.

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  • Restaurant purchase. 375ml. One hour decant. Drank over three hours. A deep ruby core fading to a pale ruby outer edge. Heady, seductive, and beautifully scented. Multilayered with sweet baking spices, black pepper, iodine, crushed pine needles, campfire smoke, and the Burgundian elegance of ripe red berries coupled with damson, blackcurrents, and vanilla-infused black cherries. Silken and velveteen it glides effortlessly across the palate. The fruit is ripe and dense with superb concentration and mirrors the damson, black currents, and vanilla-infused black cherries found on the nose. It’s perfectly fair to say this is a fine exponent of power and elegance. The one thing above all else this wine lacks is age. At 15 years old it’s still an absolute baby but a baby worth having nonetheless.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    September/October 2010, IWC Issue #152, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia) Login and sign up and see review text.

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    11/18/2009, (See more on WineAlign...)

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  • By David Lawrason
    11/4/2009, (See more on WineAlign...)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Tuscany 2006 and 2007: A New Golden Age (Aug 2009), (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/13/2009, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 94 points

    (Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia) Cranberry, cassis and dried cherry nose; beautiful ripe berry, cherry, cedar and cassis palate; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

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