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2005 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

  • 93 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 58660-2005-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Dark ruby in color, showing aromas of currant, new oak and fresh herbs, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, with very chewy tannins and an outstanding concentration of fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Needs plenty of bottle age.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Tasted blindPaler and older than most. Subtle and complex on the nose, very sweet start. One of the most distinctive wines - a little lacking real concentration and with rather marked acidity. Just a bit too raw - but it's not typically Chilean. Very different from most. An Italian ringer? Or maybe just an inexpressive Bordeaux? Not showing well against all the opulence.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2005 Sassicaia is another strong effort from Tenuta San Guido. Medium in body, it reveals an understated, delicate expression of smoke, herbs, tobacco and sweet dark fruit. The wine possesses compelling harmony and a gorgeous sense of inner perfume that flows from start to finish. This is an outstanding showing in a very challenging vintage. Sassicaia is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with a small amount of Cabernet Franc.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Bocawine
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: gubarra
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2011-2017
    Author: stagni
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Beautiful. We opened it 5 hours before dinner, tasting it at opening and at two hour intervals. Initially, it was powerful, tight, tannic, but over time the wine opened up into a layered, strong, and beautifully rounded experience. Being such a young wine, the 5-6 hours of decanting was essential. The 3L bottle provided a unique and festive focal point for the glories of Sassicaia.
    Drink Dates: 2008
    Author: John S612
  • Self | Rating:

    Edler Begleiter zu aufw„ndigen Fleischgerichten vom Grill oder aus der Pfanne, zu festlichen Mahlzeiten und Highlights aus der italienischen Kche
    Drink Dates: Jan-75
  • Self | Rating:

    Jantar em casa com Chiarini/Carla e Ivan/Carla. Muito bom!
    Author: Elsen
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Smooth...better with decanting...
    Author: RickNJ
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Very good balance. Outstanding wine. Could not be any better.
    Author: Charley
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

  • 1497 bottles owned
  • 205 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 205 collectors)