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1992 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

  • 91 WA
  • 78 WS
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 58660-1992

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid-crimson with a pale rim. Quite a lot of evolution. Some sweetness, but very, very light on the nose. Masses of acidity. 'Elegant'. Still some tannin. Hollow in the middle.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 78

    Relatively light, with sweet cherry, red berry character that improves in the glass. Somewhat diluted and a short finish. A difficult vintage in Tuscany. This will probably improve with cellaring
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 1992 Sassicaia is another member of that restricted group of lesser vintages that delivers surprising results today. I am delighted to find a few of these exceptional surprises in this historic retrospective of Sassicaia. None of these wines, including this vintage, had previously been reviewed by Robert Parker Wine Advocate. This effort from 1992 plays its strongest cards in the mouth. The bouquet is rather muted and predictable with a solid offering of tertiary licorice, tar and dark fruit aromas. But in the mouth, this wine exhibits impressive finesse and a menthol and balsam-herb finish that lasts for many long minutes. Those silky sensations go on and on. This wine is a risk worth taking.
    Author: Monica Larner
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  • 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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 106 bottles owned
    • 28 collectors