2005 San Guido - Sassicaia 750ml

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

WS 94   WA 93   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: James Suckling


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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.

Drink Dates: 2012-2025
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 177

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: jan1975
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

Rating: 95
Author: Bocawine
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 09/20/2014

Rating: 95
Author: RickNJ
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 11/24/2010
Smooth...better with decanting...

Rating: 94
Author: John S612
Trust Rating: 67
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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Average rating: 90, based on 6 reviews
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1997 bottles owned by 406 collectors.

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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 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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