Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2011

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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2011
$257.00
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$202.00

SKU TSGSass11

750ml

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Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-red, this wine offers complex aromas of red and black fruits, with spice and wild herb notes. In the mouth, the rich flavors are dense, yet elegant, harmonious and graceful, with sweet but firm tannins. With a long finish, this wine's depth and structure will ensure an extraordinary evolution in bottle. Pair with rich flavors like braised meats, osso bucco and aged, hard cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri Sassicaia
Brand Tenuta San Guido
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine SpectatorRipe black cherry and blackberry flavors pick up rosemary, mineral and spice accents in this red, which is concentrated and intense, fresh and focused. Racy midpalate, this leans toward black currant and cedar notes on the solid finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2030.

Bruce Sanderson, October 2014
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Wine EnthusiastAromas suggest blackberry, cedar and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate, notes of tobacco, licorice, exotic spice and cranberry accent the juicy black-cherry core. It's well balanced and elegant, with silky tannins. Drink 2016-2026.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2015
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James SucklingWonderful aromas of freshly sliced coastal rosemary and currants follow through to a full body, with integrated tannins and a fine finish. This shows so much finesse and beauty. But there is a solid backbone of tannins and length. Reminds me of some of the underrated Sass of the 1980s such as 1982, 1983 or 1987

May 2014
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VinousFull saturated ruby. Very pure, floral aromas of red cherry, blackberry, cassis, minerals and minty herbs. Juicy, sweetly spicy and multilayered, with strong but well-integrated acidity giving the wine lovely early balance and intensifying its dark fruit flavors. Broadens out impressively on the back half without losing its shape. This silky, very graceful Sassicaia might not be as long-lived as the most famous vintages of the past but is irresistible owing to its impeccable balance. "Lovely" is the word that dominated my tasting note.

Ian D'Agata, December 2014