1998 San Guido - Sassicaia 750ml

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1998 San Guido - Sassicaia
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Reviews For This Wine


 
Jancis Robinson | 18

Fairly subdued on the nose (but in fairness the sample had only just been opened - I'd love to look at this after decanting), just an allusion to prune and leather. But absolutely stunning on the palate. The spice is softly embroidered into shimmering fruit. Very very firm, sleek tannins. Terribly elegant, softly spoken and precise. Detailed and fine lined. Unending silky-spiced length. (TC)

Drink Dates: 2007-2019
Author: Tamlyn Currin


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Wine Advocate | 90

The 1998 Sassicaia exhibits a dense ruby color with purple highlights and a classic nose of cedar, spice box, licorice, and black currants. Medium-bodied, powerful, extracted, and rich as well as elegant and well-balanced, it requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should evolve for 15-20.

Drink Dates: 2003-2021
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 137

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Wine Spectator | 95

Lovely, subtle yet complex aromas of currants, sage and green olives lead to a full-bodied red with a solid core of fruit and well-integrated tannins. Still very reserved on the finish, but those who are patient should be rewarded. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. 13,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2005+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 97
Author: Peter B
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/02/2014
Score: 95
Author: coffeemuse
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/15/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2020
Well integrated, let breathe for two hours. Very nice, good structure, good texture
Score: 95
Author: Toby Thomas
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 02/27/2010
Score: 97
Author: Thor
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/02/2009
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About This Producer


Just south of Livorno, Tuscany, lies the Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC, and the Tenuta San Guido estate, where Sassicia is produced. The estate was originally owned by Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta, and has been managed since WWII by his son, Niccolo. A true pioneer in the Italian wine industry, his experimenting with the introduction of non-native varieties to Italy, resulted in the world-famous Sassicaia. In Italian, Sassicaia means "the place of many stones" and is used as the proprietary name for the estate's Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The vines of the Sassicaia vineyard were originally planted with cuttings from the prestigious Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. The wines of Sassicaia were so instrumental in creating the "Super-Tuscan" sensation that 1994, the Italian government granted Sassicaia its own DOC status in a sub-zone of the Bolgheri DOC. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, and the wines are then aged in French oak barrique for 18 to 24 months prior to release. Sassicaia produces a second label called Guidalberto and recently released a third wine, Le Difese, that is virtually unavailable in the U.S.

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