1998 San Guido - Sassicaia 750ml

Italy - Tuscany - Bolgheri/ Red / Proprietary Blend
1998 San Guido - Sassicaia
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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: 92
Tasted On: 02/27/2010
Score: 97
Author: Thor
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/02/2009
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