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Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia 2004

Your Price: $275.00
Optimum drinking: 2020-2030
Rating: 97 - Stephen Tanzer
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Cabernet Franc 15%
Winemaker: Giacomo Tachis
Appellation: Tuscany, Italy
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

The Sassicaia 2004 is suave and sexy, combining power with elegance. Sassicaia has shaped a whole new generation of wines known as the Super-Tuscans – and thus revolutionising Italy’s image in the wine world.

"Captivatingly intense yet refined aromas of ripe red cherry, mint, smoke and black truffle, complicated by lovely mineral and floral elements. Ripe, rich and velvety on entry, then concentrated in the middle, with flavors of red cherry, cassis, spices, bay leaf, dark chocolate and espresso. Amazingly well balanced and fresh wine, with sound, bright acids supplying wonderful lift and precision and smooth, noble tannins adding considerable power and grace. The finish goes on for minutes, highlighted by an enchanting floral-mineral quality...at this early stage of development is typical of the greatest versions of Sassicaia. One of the top dozen Sassicaia bottlings ever." Stephen Tanzer

"...ripe, quite rich and rounded, plum, blackberry, liquorices tinged bouquet, a little dark chocolate and espresso with superb precision. The palate is full-bodied, rounded and supple on then entry with notes of blackberry, dark chocolate, a touch of spice and leather. Very smooth and lithe towards the sensuous, harmonious finish. The ’04 is elegant and suave." eRobertParker.com

"Shows aromas of chocolate, currant and blackberry, with a hint of Spanish cedar. Full-bodied, with firm, velvety tannins and a long finish. Racy and very well-structured. Builds on the palate." Wine Spectator

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