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2003 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (1.5l) [Printable View]
Producer: Tenuta San Guido sassicaia.com   details
Appellation: Bolgheri Sassicaia - Toscana - Italy (DOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: n/a
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: April 9, 2013 , dmarano
93 points "Ample, sweet and expansive, the 2003 Sassicaia offers generous notes of sweet dark fruit intermingled with notes of spices, herbs, earthiness and smoke in a full-bodied, opulent expression of this wine. It is an outstanding effort for the vintage. Some cellaring is suggested although with air this wine is drinking beautifully right now. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2023. Niccolo Incisa della Rocchetta is upbeat about his 2003s. “Of course it was a very hot, dry vintage, but under these circumstances Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc tended to perform better than other varietals such as Merlot. I am happy with the balance of our Sassicaia although clearly we can’t call it a ‘classic’ vintage. Sassicaia is a wine that needs bottle age to show its full potential and I am confident the 2003 will age well. Today it reminds me most of the 1978.”" Best 2008-2023
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