Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2021 Italian Red Wine 750 mL

$319.99

Wine Advocate 100 January 2024
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: Here it is: A quintessential Sassicaia that represents the excellence of the vintage and also respects the unique taste profile of this distinguished Tuscan blend of Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc.

overall The Tenuta San Guido 2021 Bolgheri Sassicaia offers impeccable balance, excellent freshness and absolutely no signs of over-ripeness. The fruit balance is ideal with a hint of crunch and lasting tension from pulp and skins. The tannins are deftly managed with firm grip and enough velvetiness to add volume and length…. A fragrant hint of heritage rose emerges with time.

nose The oak tones are geared toward gingerbread, hazelnut, cigar, sandalwood and something like a grilled sweet red pepper.

palate To the palate, it offers nice weight with no heavy glycerin, and a rinse of acidity that adds to the wine’s natural energy, brightness and viscosity. That marked freshness opens the wine up to long aging potential, but you still need to give it more time in bottle.” 01/24

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Description

The Tenuta San Guido is a 7,500-acre estate located in the province of Livorno on the western coastal outskirts of Tuscany near the village of Bolgheri. Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta acquired it through his marriage to Clarice della Gherardesca in 1940.

The legacy of Sassicaia began in 1944, when Mario Incisa acquired a number of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc vine cuttings and planted them on a sloping hillside of the San Guido estate, the gravelly, 30-acre plot would give the wine its name: Sassicaia, “the place of many stones”.

With the radical changes in the D.O.C. system of regulations as of the 1994 vintage, Sassicaia’s extraordinary reputation was acknowledged through the Italian government’s granting the wine its own appellation.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in