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Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia 1997

Your Price: $370.00

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Producer: Tenuta San Guido
Optimum drinking: 2017-2019
Rating: 95 - Jeanie Lee Cho MW
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Cabernet Franc 15%
Winemaker: Giacomo Tachis
Appellation: Tuscany, Italy
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall, fill into neck

Tenuta San Guido was brought under the holdings of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta in 1940. The Marchese took the pioneering move of introducing non-native varieties into the Sangiovese-dominated vineyards, such as Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc from vine cuttings taken from Bordeaux, and in doing so shaped a whole new generation of wines known as the Super-Tuscans – and thus revolutionising Italy’s image in the wine world. Sassicaia has become synonymous with a standard of production that is without compromise, respected the world over.

"More concentrated than the 1996, with attractive oak notes to complement the cassis." Daniel Thomases, Vinous

"Blackberry, with lots of fresh herb and meat character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and loads of fresh fruit and tarragon. Dill flavors on the finish. Textbook Sassicaia that grows in the mouth." Wine Spectator

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Sassicaia 1997