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2008 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Tenuta San Guido sassicaia.com   details
Appellation: Bolgheri Sassicaia - Toscana - Italy (DOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$168.00
Alcohol %: 13.5
Description: 94/100
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: August 1, 2011 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
96 points "96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Sassicaia is a rich, deep wine imbued with notable class in its black cherries, plums, grilled herbs, minerals and smoke. The 2008 is a decidedly buttoned-up, firm Sassicaia that is currently holding back much of its potential, unlike the 2006 and 2007, both of which were far more obvious wines. Readers who can afford to wait will be treated to a sublime wine once this settles down in bottle. Muscular, firm tannins frame the exquisite finish in this dark, implosive Sassicaia. The 2008 Sassicaia is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. The wine spent 24 months in French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. " (08/2011)" Best 2018-2038
rated: September 30, 2011 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
97 points "97 points James Suckling: "This is the best young Sassicaia in years. It's the new 1988, which was great, and sometimes better than the legendary 1985. What incredible aromas here with blueberries, spices, licorice, plums. Graphite too. Subtle and complex. Full and silky with a beautiful texture of fine tannins and an ultra-fine finish. So beautiful now but will be much better in 2015. Owner Niccolo Incisa della Rocchetta says that Sassicaia is always great in years that end with eight: 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, and 2008."" Best 2015-2020
rated: February 1, 2012 , Wine Enthusiast winemag.com
97 points "97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Recently implemented winemaker and cellar changes make this one of the best Sassicaias ever. This Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc blend delivers thick concentration and sun-kissed aromas of black fruit, prune, dried bay leaf, black olive and tobacco. The thick, fertile soils that characterize the magical strip of coastal Tuscany at Bol-gheri help shape amazing richness and intensity." (02/2012)"
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