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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia #0521 1985

Winemaker's Notes:

Tasting Notes :Parker, "I had this wine in a blind tasting - I have had it frequently, and have never failed to give it a perfect rating. At the same time, I have often mis-identified it in blind tastings as the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild. In this tasting, the wine was phenomenal. The color remains an opaque purple. The bouquet is beginning to develop secondary aromas of cedar and truffles to go along with its intense cassis, black-raspberry, blackberry, tarry, toasty personality. Exceptionally dense, concentrated, and full-bodied, this wine possesses layers of concentrated fruit that are beautifully balanced by the wine's sweet tannin and well-integrated acidity. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. A monumental Cabernet Sauvignon, it is one of the greatest wines made this century. Tasting after tasting continues to confirm this wine's surreal level of quality. My best guess for when it will reach full maturity is between 2000-2025. What a wine!"

Tenuta San Guido:
he Incisa della Rocchetta family were important a figures in the medieval and Renaissance history of Northern Italy The MARQyiSATE of incisa controlled the two banks of the river belbo. between the langhe and the plains of Alessandria, in the long line of the incisa della rocchetta family there stands out first of all Leopold, cameral magistrate to the 'Imperial Royal government of lombardy a... Read more
he Incisa della Rocchetta family were important a figures in the medieval and Renaissance history of Northern Italy The MARQyiSATE of incisa controlled the two banks of the river belbo. between the langhe and the plains of Alessandria, in the long line of the incisa della rocchetta family there stands out first of all Leopold, cameral magistrate to the 'Imperial Royal government of lombardy and veneto' up to 1840. when he left public office to ret irk to the ancestral home in rocchetta tanaro. here. in the family business. he would cultivate his passion for viticulture. leopold would publish two catalogues of the precious italian and foreign vines collected by him. books which are still today considered to be a bibliographical rarity. rich in observations and intuition that are still valid. Almost a century later his great-grandson mario incisa della rocchetta would draw inspiration from these catalogues for his grafts of bordeaux vine cuttings. first on the family lands at the occhetta and. with the success that is known worldwide. on the land of bolgheri. which became part of the family possessions in 1930 on h is marriage to h is beloved Clarice della Gherardesca. From its first commercialization 40 years ago. at the wish of mario incisa della rocchetta. on the sassicaia label there appeared a family seal dating back to Medieval times representing the ideal testimony of the continuous love of the incisas for their lands. Read less

External Reviews for Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia #0521

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Unreal for its sheer hedonistic quality. Oozes rich and ripe fruit and sweet wood character but doesn t taste overripe. Loaded with cassis and mineral flavors backed by tar and spice. Much thicker and darker in color than the 88 which is more elegant. In its history the winery has made no other Sassicaia with such massive tannins yet the texture of the wine is supple. Made from very small yields. Tempting now.--Sassicaia vertical. Best after 2004. PM Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This wine was impressive for its deep color fresh aromatics and vibrant flavors. It offered attractive plummy fruit cassis and toasted oak notes on a medium-bodied frame with excellent length and fine silky tannins conveying an impression of understated elegance. Readers fortunate enough to own this wine can look forward to at least another decade of prime drinking. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

I had this wine in a blind tasting - I have had it frequently and have never failed to give it a perfect rating. At the same time I have often mis-identified it in blind tastings as the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild. In this tasting the wine was phenomenal. The color remains an opaque purple. The bouquet is beginning to develop secondary aromas of cedar and truffles to go along with its intense cassis black-raspberry blackberry tarry toasty personality. Exceptionally dense concentrated and ful



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Tasting Notes :Parker, "I had this wine in a blind tasting - I have had it frequently, and have never failed to give it a perfect rating. At the same time, I have often mis-identified it in blind tastings as the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild. In this tasting, the wine was phenomenal. The color remains an opaque purple. The bouquet is beginning to develop secondary aromas of cedar and truffles to go along with its intense cassis, black-raspberry, blackberry, tarry, toasty personality. Exceptionally dense, concentrated, and full-bodied, this wine possesses layers of concentrated fruit that are beautifully balanced by the wine's sweet tannin and well-integrated acidity. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. A monumental Cabernet Sauvignon, it is one of the greatest wines made this century. Tasting after tasting continues to confirm this wine's surreal level of quality. My best guess for when it will reach full maturity is between 2000-2025. What a wine!"

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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