Sassicaia 2007

San Guido

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Tasting Notes

This is classy on the nose with subtle currant, sweet tobacco, cigar box and dried flowers. Cassis too. Full body, with refined tannins and a solid core of fruit. Polished and very pretty. Long and delicious already. But you have to wait on this. It has so much more to give. Try after 2015.

Score: 93

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com Maturity: 2015+ 06 August 2012

The nose unfurls nicely in the glass with raspberry, black olive, scorched leather, loganberry and a touch of spice, then blossoms after ten minutes with a saline tincture. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, spicy on the entry with tarry black fruits and white pepper. At the moment, the 2007 is a little starched and needs time to loosen up, but it mellows in the glass to reveal an irresistible velutinous finish. Wonderful. Tasted February 2010.

Score: 96

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com 01 July 2011

The 2007 Sassicaia (Cabernet Sauvignon) explodes onto the palate with masses of rich, opulent fruit that caress the palate with gorgeous length and a seamless beauty that is hard to fully capture. Dark wild cherries, plums, spices, minerals and herbs develop in the glass. This is an especially bold, perhaps slightly uncharacteristic Sassicaia in its extroverted personality, but it is beautiful all the same. The inner perfume and sweetness carries through the long finish, where the sheer weight and glycerol of the fruit leaves a lasting impression. The 2007 is more than a worthy follow-up to the profound 2006. While it may lack that wine’s freshness, structure and potential longevity, the 2007 is immensely appealing today, and should drink beautifully pretty much out of the gate. That said, Sassicaia is always the most restrained of Bolgheri’s heavy hitters. This is a superb effort from Tenuta San Guido. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2037.

Score: 95

Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2015-2037 01 May 2010