2001 - Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido
12A1SASS _ 2001 - Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Tenuta San Guido
Region
Bolgheri
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Sangiovese
Drinking
2009 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl
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2001 SASSICAIA TENUTA SAN GUIDO - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Tenuta San Guido
Region
Bolgheri
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Sangiovese
Drinking
2009 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £3,392.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, March 2012,
    Score: 92+

    Medium-deep color. Lovely, expressive, modern nose is somewhat exotic, with scents that recall dark berry fruits, smoke, dried herbs, earth, coffee beans, and toasty oak. Youthful, well-extracted, and penetrating on the palate. It’s a powerful style, even more so than the 2000, that is more fruit-driven than soil driven. There’s a perfect balance of the wine’s components. We like the texture and purity of the 2001. This wine has everything in place to evolve into a real stunner.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, October 2004,
    Score: 94

    Beautiful aromas of summer fruits and hints of cream. Then turns to dried Provençal herbs, such as rosemary. Well-defined Sass. Full-bodied, with sleek, refined tannins and a silky finish. All in finesse. Classy wine. Almost chewy. Reminds me of the excellent 1997, but this is slightly better. Give it time. Drink: after 2008

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Producer

Tenuta San Guido

The Original Super Tuscan, Sassicaia was created in the mid-1940s by the Marquis Mario Incisadella Rochetta, an aristocrat looking to reproduce his favourite wines of Bordeaux - a first in Italian viticulture. Noticeably distinct from the lighter styled wines of the region, the bold expression of Cabernet was not initially well received by the Italian drinking public. As a result, from 1948 to 1960, the wines were consumed only at the estate. The 1968 vintage marked its first commercial release.As Bordeaux blends grew in popularity over the years, Sassicaia was able to create a reputationunparalleled amongst its Super Tuscan peers. Recognising their unique terroir and exceptionalquality, they were even granted their own DOC in 1994 named accordingly, Bolgheri Sassicaia.Keeping these distinctions in mind, a winery of movie set proportions had been expected. Yet infact, it is superbly discrete and modest - reminiscent of a domaine in Burgundy or the Rhône.

Region

Bolgheri

The medieval town of Bolgheri was originally made famous by the poet Giosuè Carducci who wrote about the stunning Cypress Avenue, a breathtaking and magical three mile long corridor of trees leading up to the entrance to the village. Swept away to the coastal and most westerly area of Tuscany, Bolgheri has become synonymous with wines known as ‘Super Tuscans'. Composed of classic Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc (intermixed with the occasional Sangiovese), the Super Tuscans began as mere experimentation in the 1960s and 70s. These international French varieties flourished in Bolgheri's warm, yet maritime climate which resulted in unexpected success and reknown. It is here that one finds such famous names as Ornellaia, Tignanello and Sassicaia.