Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido

Grappa Elevata in Barili di Sassicaia Jacopo Poli Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Began in 1944, Mario Incisa acquired Cab Sauv & Franc vine cuttings, planted them on San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello, Sassicaia, "the place of many stones". A blend of 85% Cab Sauv, 15% Cab Franc. Lovely ripe fruit & spice aromas. Bold berry fruit flavors with spice, oak, leather & cacao, a powerhouse. Soft tannins allows current enjoyment. Long silky smooth fresh finish ending with fruit, oak and spice. Great now, will age, but drink now, outstanding. Little pricey at $300. Tasting Sample. — 16 days ago

Tom, Vino and 6 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

So we enjoyed this side by side with the ’05 Sassicaia. This is a bit more evolved and comes across as an older wine. It’s richer with an inky texture. Dark fruits, pencil lead, coffee, herbs, soy, black olives, chocolate. — a month ago

Joe, David and 10 others liked this

Castellare di Castellina

I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2016

Vinious 98, Wa 96
Save the 16 Sassicaia & open this. Ready to go with decant.
— 4 months ago

Severn, Sarah and 22 others liked this
Shay A

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Had the 2009 yesterday. Loved it. What’s the normal price on this?
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Got it at $70.00 plus 17% fee on auction, bought 3

Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia Bolgheri Red Blend 2013

Half price Wednesday at a local spot- still young but shows great promise — 2 years ago

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2017

Popped and poured, no formal notes. Despite its relative youth, the 2017 Sassicaia is showing very nicely right now. To my palate, this does as good a job as any in deftly straddling New and Old World…and just leans enough towards its structure and non-fruit characteristics to give it a sense of place. To be clear, there is plenty of fresh and delicious fruit, it’s just that the structure and the firmness of the tannin and acid is so “favoloso”. Drinking well in its youth but should drink very well through 2042. — a month ago

Shay, Lyle and 11 others liked this

Tenuta Greppo (Biondi-Santi)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2004

Dining at Do Forni in Venice which won a Grand Award for its Wine List from Wine Spectator. They have amazing verticals of Cuvées like Sassicaia, Solaia, Gaja, Tignanello etc…and, of course, Biondi Santi. I was hoping to pick a Soldera but only a magnum left at a hideous price. An aged tawny rim, tinge of orange. Burnt orange peel and Georgie thought a note of rubber. An Animale/Gamey note which didn’t detract. Dried cherry, loamy notes like the previous night’s Salvioni. This is Brunello royalty which is ridiculously long lived. At 19 years of age this is infanticide for Biondi Santi. We visited the winery about 6 years ago where I bought a 2001 which hasn’t even entered its drinking window yet. Medium plus tannins. This was a special treat. — a month ago

Jonathan, Jan and 32 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Solaia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Out of Sassicaia so had to settle for this instead - tough! 🙄
Have to say, equally good. Big, dark fruits, a little earthy and chocolatey.
— 7 months ago

Neville Weston
with Neville

Bodega Chacra

Barda Patagonia Pinot Noir 2014

If Burgundy is the pennacle of Pinot Noir… Pinot Noir by the creator of Sassicaia from The Argentine Patagonia is its evil twin… That is what’s in my glass. This is the entry level 2014 and it is mirroring some of the Premier Cru Burgundy’s I’ve tried in the past... Cheers! — 15 days ago

Adriana, Jose and 12 others liked this
Ericsson

Ericsson

@JKT We must try this + their single vineyard stuff. Waiting for you in West Texas.
JKT

JKT

Thank you and that’s a trip surely worth making!

Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

Beautiful ruby/ brick in color with a wide brick rim.

On the nose red fruits with light oak, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, herbs, coffee, dark chocolates, light vegetables, wet leaves and light vinaigrette.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, tobacco leaf, dark coffee, dark chocolates, earth, wet leaves, herbs, black pepper, light vegetables and spices.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 9 year old Super Tuscan is drinking beautifully now. Elegant and complex with a soft mouthfeel.

This is not Sassicaia, its older brother, but very enjoyable nonetheless. Nicely balanced, rich and elegant.

Showing lots of sweet red fruits with earth notes to balance them out.

Feels more like a Brunelo di Montalcino, and feels much older than it is. Might be the way it was stored.

Wine Spectator 92 points.

Good by itself or with food. I paired with light appetizers.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$60.
— 3 months ago

Paul, Iwan and 18 others liked this

Glenmorangie

15 Year Old Artein Private Edition single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky

One of my favorite Private Editions and sadly, my last dram from my only bottle. IIRC, these were finished in Sassicaia barrels. — 9 months ago

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