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2003 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 58660-2003-750

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$269.00

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    'Big and rustic in its early stages', said technical director Sebastiano Rosa. More herbal and perfumed and open than the 2006. Black olives - very similar to the 2003 Guidalberto in vintage characteristics. Savoury and mouthwatering on the palate. Dry, savoury length. Like a food. Very satisfying and nourishing. Tannins seem to have more grip than the 2006, less refined, less mineral. More rustic and a little drier on the finish than the 06. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($190; 80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% cabernet franc) Dark ruby-red. Appealing smoky, minerally aromas of red cherry, blackcurrant and plum, with a hint of truffle. Quite suave on entry, then smooth and fine-grained, with good mineral lift to the decidedly sweet red fruit flavors. This broad, rich and supple wine boasts tremendous length and silky-sweet tannins. A great Sassicaia that falls roughly between the '88 and the '85 in style at the similar stage of development, although I'm not sure the new vintage will attain the heights reached by those earlier wines.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: September/October 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Ample, sweet and expansive, the 2003 Sassicaia offers generous notes of sweet dark fruit intermingled with notes of spices, herbs, earthiness and smoke in a full-bodied, opulent expression of this wine. It is an outstanding effort for the vintage. Some cellaring is suggested although with air this wine is drinking beautifully right now.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Lots of raspberry and cherry on the nose. Full-bodied and chunky with lots of fruit and a long, velvety finish. Hints of new wood. Big and juicy Sassicaia. Very well done for the vintage. 15,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Ronn L
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Excellent wine, has some years to go
    Author: GW
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Very ripe aroma with dark fruits, leather, menthol and smoke. Some lack of acidity resulting in a bit of flabbiness. Flavour also tends towards overripness. Length is rather short as well.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2018
    Author: Adrian W
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

  • 1140 bottles owned
  • 205 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 205 collectors)