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2002 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 87 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 58660-2002

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Aromas of sweet tobacco and plum with hints of cigar box. Medium- to full-bodied, with sweet fruit and a silky texture. Herbal. Lovely caressing wine, but I expect a little more from Sassicaia. 15,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Medium saturated ruby-red. Fresh aromas of blackcurrant, graphite, herbs and mocha. Intense flavors of minty blackberry and cedar, complicated by leather and minerals and a hint of tomato paste. This has filled out considerably with time in bottle and now shows less of the green edges that were apparent a few years ago. Another very good example of how lesser vintages of Sassicaia improve markedly with time; I probably underrated this wine in my initial evaluation. Though 2002 was a horrific, rain-plagued vintage, insiders know that it rained less in Bolgheri than in other parts of Tuscany, and to Incisa della Rocchetta's credit, a whopping 40% of the final wine was declassified, so there's less Sassicaia to go around from this vintage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: Jan/Feb 11
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Very brisk, smooth, seductive nose. Smart, sweet, nose that convinces the taster, in the way of a Bordeaux first growth, that only the finest French oak has been used. Gentle, winning texture but pretty expensive (œ575 in bond per dozen from John Armit). Already a fine and satisfying mouthful displaying mild, Lafite-like charm. There is quality and vigour here and the wine should have a long life. A good wine to counter 2002?s reputation in Italy?
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2005-2035
    Author: Bunny
  • Self | Rating: 84

    Author: raphaelmatias
  • Self | Rating: 84

    butter like aroma, not bad
    Author: Wang Chong
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

  • 598 bottles owned
  • 119 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 84
    (Out of 119 collectors)