Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.3226 ratings
9.236 pro ratings
Bolgheri Sassicaia, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
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Tried this 4 years ago! Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits and complex spice. On the palate flavors of ripe concentrated blackberry, cherry and currants, still fresh and vibrant with a great mouthfeel, well balanced. Tannins were soft and full, long finish ending with cigar box spice, cedar and cacao. An elegant wine, developing nicely, great drinking now and will continue to develop through next decade. Wow!

Tried this 4 years ago! Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits and complex spice. On the palate flavors of ripe concentrated blackberry, cherry and currants, still fresh and vibrant with a great mouthfeel, well balanced. Tannins were soft and full, long finish ending with cigar box spice, cedar and cacao. An elegant wine, developing nicely, great drinking now and will continue to develop through next decade. Wow!

Nov 5th, 2020
Chris McClellan

Ripe blackberry and cassis, jalapeño and mint, medium + acid backbone and extremely noticeable tannins, but smooth with great finish. Paired with beef wellington...

Ripe blackberry and cassis, jalapeño and mint, medium + acid backbone and extremely noticeable tannins, but smooth with great finish. Paired with beef wellington...

Jan 23rd, 2019
Joakim Andersson

Super polished! Very nicely balanced bouquet of aromas from the start. Fells complete. Elegant. I can't really pinpoint the components here so sorry for the bland note but it's a damn fine wine at least. Black currants! That's something specific at least.

Super polished! Very nicely balanced bouquet of aromas from the start. Fells complete. Elegant. I can't really pinpoint the components here so sorry for the bland note but it's a damn fine wine at least. Black currants! That's something specific at least.

Oct 5th, 2018
Alberto Cdm

3 L!!

3 L!!

Sep 27th, 2018
Garen Staglin

Young but wonderful. Black fruit and still some strong tannins. Needs time BV

Young but wonderful. Black fruit and still some strong tannins. Needs time BV

Apr 6th, 2018
Ben Leger

Tight as can be. A real monster. The aromatics are expressive but everything is just a tightly wound knot on the palate. Will be great, give it time.

Tight as can be. A real monster. The aromatics are expressive but everything is just a tightly wound knot on the palate. Will be great, give it time.

1 person found it helpfulOct 15th, 2015
Fredrik Johansson

Winemaker Staglin Family Vineyard

9.4

Infanticide, part deux... can't way to try this again in several years. Power. Great density. Will be fun to see the layers unfold.

Infanticide, part deux... can't way to try this again in several years. Power. Great density. Will be fun to see the layers unfold.

Jun 3rd, 2017
Stewart Cameron

Great density and complex. Tightly wound right now. Will be great in 10 years.

Great density and complex. Tightly wound right now. Will be great in 10 years.

Feb 26th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Moving away from Napa to Italy. Black cherry preserves with a strong earthy notes.

Moving away from Napa to Italy. Black cherry preserves with a strong earthy notes.

Jan 15th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Black cherry with earthy notes.

Black cherry with earthy notes.

Dec 1st, 2016