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2005 San Guido - Sassicaia Proprietary Blend - Italy - Tuscany - Bolgheri - Red

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Italy - Tuscany - Bolgheri

Red Proprietary Blend
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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... More »

Score
95
JR 16.5
WS 94
WA 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2012 WA: 2012-2025 WS: 2012+
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JR 16.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2011-2017

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.

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WA 93
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 177
Drink Dates 2012-2025

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.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2012+

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.

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Author Elsen
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 11/08/2015

Jantar em casa com Chiarini/Carla e Ivan/Carla. Muito bom!

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Tasted On 08/23/2015
Drink Dates 2011-2017
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Author Bocawine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.135%
Tasted On 09/20/2014
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Author jan1975
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Tasted On 04/20/2012

Edler Begleiter zu aufwändigen Fleischgerichten vom Grill oder aus der Pfanne, zu festlichen Mahlzeiten und Highlights aus der italienischen Küche

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Author RickNJ
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90%
Tasted On 11/24/2010

Smooth...better with decanting...

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Author John S612
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 66.667%
Tasted On 12/25/2008
Drink Dates 2008

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.

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