2013 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri, Tuscany

Critic score
96/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
3 available
£191.68
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£202.78
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£1,247.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Bolgheri / Bolgheri Sassicaia (DOC), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2013 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri, Tuscany

TASTING NOTES

Tasted from barrel, the exciting 2013 Bolgheri Sassicaia is shaping up to be an epic rendition of this celebrated wine. You get a clear sense of the quality of fruit with your first twirl of the glass. Even at this young stage, the wine shows impressive intensity and elegance. It boasts dark fruit nuances with bold cherry and blackberry that will gain focus and traction with time. Oak notes of vanilla and cinnamon are beginning to show their first signs of mellow integration. This was a cool but classic vintage that saw enhanced aromas, acidity and all the qualities that lead to healthy longevity. The 2013 vintage promises greatness.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
95—97/100
Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia is one of the most recognised red wines of Italy. It was first produced to be enjoyed exclusively at the eponymous estate by horse-racing mad Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta. When he realised the ageing potential of this Cabernet-dominant Bordeaux blend, he released a little onto the market, starting with the 1968 vintage. He'd created an Italian thoroughbred, and the very first Super Tuscan from coastal Bolgheri.

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