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1999 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

abv 13.0%
  • 88 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 58660-1999

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($173) Saturated dark ruby. Sultry aroma of crushed blackberry complicated by a whiff of cinnamon. Layers of earthy, mouthfilling blackberry flavor are supported by gauzy tannins and a welcome core of acidity, followed by white pepper and graphite on the pliant finish. Supple and elegant.
    Author: Edward Beltrami
    Issue: July/August 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Complex aromas of minerals, berries, tobacco and shells. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a succulent, refined aftertaste. A pretty Sass. 13,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Deep garnet and very little sign of age in the colour. Some cedary freshness and a touch of old polished furniture. Dark cherry and still has some cassis. Very slight touch of coffee. Rich, smooth chocolate texture but it lightens up to a refined finish. Still has great balance and length and finishes with that mouthwatering freshness that is, for me, Sassicai's hallmark. Lots of complexity.ÿ (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Dense ruby-colored, with a tight personality, the 1999 Sassicaia offers up aromas of smoke, vanilla, and red as well as black currants. Medium-bodied, with high tannin and excellent purity, this elegant, restrained, moderately concentrated effort needs another 2-3 years of cellaring. It should keep for 12-15 years. The abundant tannin in addition to a certain austerity may prove troublesome in the future.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Thor
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2004-2019
    Author: jab
  • Self | Rating: 80

    Dead!! Flabby, over the hill already with absolutely no vibrancy. Had a friend bring one of theirs - same year - same result. This has happened several times with nebbiolo - I don't believe they are age-worthy beyond 5-6 years.
    Author: sikora398
  • Self | Rating:

    Well liked by everyone. Some preferred it to the Tig
    Author: fred2288
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.

See other similar producers:Tua Rita,Conti Costanti

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. Sangiovese is the variety of the region's best-known wines, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 850 bottles owned
  • 169 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 86
    (Out of 169 collectors)