Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.234 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Bolgheri Sassicaia, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

9.0

Missing a bit of focus and elegance.. Maybe was just the strongest of the night..

Missing a bit of focus and elegance.. Maybe was just the strongest of the night..

Jun 3rd, 2015
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.0

Brooding and savory

Brooding and savory

Apr 8th, 2015
Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

9.5

Still very tight when first opened; needed at least 45 mins in a decanter. Wonderful wine regardless. Power and finesse in equal proportion.

Still very tight when first opened; needed at least 45 mins in a decanter. Wonderful wine regardless. Power and finesse in equal proportion.

Jan 22nd, 2015
Yianni Stoner

Cork taint

Cork taint

Dec 25th, 2015
Jean-Francois Pelletier

Initially way more closed than the 1988. But after a little bit of time blossomed into a beautiful wine. Fruit was still there, but with more herbs and mint. Nice acidity on the palate with a long finish. This still has some upside.

Initially way more closed than the 1988. But after a little bit of time blossomed into a beautiful wine. Fruit was still there, but with more herbs and mint. Nice acidity on the palate with a long finish. This still has some upside.

Jul 29th, 2019
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

Very disappointed with this CORKED wine!! Why always the most expensive bottle is coming out with some troubles ?!?!

Very disappointed with this CORKED wine!! Why always the most expensive bottle is coming out with some troubles ?!?!

Feb 13th, 2015
Jean-Francois Pelletier

Garnet color with a slight orange rim. Nose of lead pencil, dried herbs, soil and red cherries, with a hint of green peppers. Medium+ body, complex palate with the same flavors, and long finish. This softened considerably in the glass over the evening. Great wine.

Garnet color with a slight orange rim. Nose of lead pencil, dried herbs, soil and red cherries, with a hint of green peppers. Medium+ body, complex palate with the same flavors, and long finish. This softened considerably in the glass over the evening. Great wine.

Jul 4th, 2018
Conrad Green

Very broad and balanced. Still quite impenetrable. Lovely and pure. Long.

Very broad and balanced. Still quite impenetrable. Lovely and pure. Long.

Jun 7th, 2017
Joseph C Burke

Dark red, nose of cassis, BlackBerry & raspberry jam, hint of eucalyptus; black fruits, plums and cassis on palate, hint of licorice/iodine in the finish, les fruity now than in youth, drink up.

Dark red, nose of cassis, BlackBerry & raspberry jam, hint of eucalyptus; black fruits, plums and cassis on palate, hint of licorice/iodine in the finish, les fruity now than in youth, drink up.

Jul 29th, 2015
Vijay Parikh

Nice elegant bordeaux blend. I ranked it first in twenty year old cabs tasting

Nice elegant bordeaux blend. I ranked it first in twenty year old cabs tasting

Apr 11th, 2015