1995 San Guido - Sassicaia 1.5L

Italy - Tuscany - Bolgheri/ Red / Proprietary Blend   |     Watch

IWC    WA 92   WS 90   JR 18   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 

Dark red. Sappy aroma of blackberry, creme de cassis, chocolate, smoke and nuts. Lush and smooth in the mouth, with a restrained sweetness and a hint of tobacco. Quite firm and structured, but currently showing limited richness. Finishes with substantial, slightly dry tannins. This grew sweeter in the uncorked bottle and may yet blossom with aging. This is rated three glasses in Gambero Rosso.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 82

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

This exceptional 1995 has two decades of aging potential ahead of it. The wine boasts a nearly opaque ruby/purple color, as well as a knock-out nose of lead pencil, pain grille, minerals, licorice, and black currants. As the wine sat in the glass, violet/floral notes began to emerge. In the mouth, it is tightly-knit and tannic, but superbly concentrated as well as remarkably pure. It possesses that sweet, rich mid-palate that often distinguishes great wines from merely good wines. The finish lasts for over 30 seconds. This wine should only be purchased by readers willing to wait the 5-6 years needed for it to shed its raw tannin and grapiness. The 1995 appears to be a Sassicaia to rival the estate's other top vintages.

Drink Dates: 2004-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 119

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Best Sassicaia since the '90. Rich in currant, blackberry, dried herbs and tanned leather on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with very soft yet fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Hard to resist now.

Drink Dates: 1999+
Author: James Suckling

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Looks quite evolved and not especially deep. Light and fragrant but certainly quite light bodied. Dusty finish. Lovely now if you like grace. Graphite again. At its peak, surely? Very appetising. Very vigorous. Transparent and it rather recalls the 2007 in its elegance. But drink it, don't keep it!

Drink Dates: 2005-2020
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 91
Author: Tato
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/01/2012

Average rating: 91, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

18 bottles owned by 11 collectors.

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About This Producer

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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