2011 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri [WS-95pts]

$399.99

2 in stock

Tasting Notes:

95 points Wine Spectator

Ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors pick up rosemary, mineral and spice accents in this red, which is concentrated and intense, fresh and focused. Racy midpalate, this leans toward black currant and cedar notes on the solid finish. *Collectibles* (BS)  (10/2014)

94 points Decanter

This wine has a more delicate, perfumed structure, much like the 2013 vintage, but it also has the excellent grip and colour extraction of 2012. A little constricted at first, this wine is in a closed phase at present. It takes a good 30 minutes to unfurl in the glass, and I would certainly recommend a long decanting period to reveal butterscotch, tar and grilled herb notes. Once again the impression is of a wine that slowly but surely builds, demonstrating a careful climb in tannins, fruit and acidity. It was an exceptionally hot year in Tuscany, where Sassicaia benefited from its oceanic location. (JA)  (10/2016)

94 points James Suckling

Dark chocolate and supple red berry fruits on the nose with plenty of raspberry and cassis. The palate’s quite fine, juicy and lithe with good balance, good drive and great depth. Toasty oak builds through the finish, showing a strong earthy thread and a core of crisp tannin. (NS)  (1/2015)

94 points Wine Advocate

The 2011 Bolgheri Sassicaia speaks to a broad, yet very distinct audience. I am absolutely charmed by this vintage. Soft cherry and blackberry confit emerge from the bouquet in thick, luscious waves. Leather, spice and tar play supporting roles. The wine offers a generous and expansive style. It also shows impressive balance and coherent inner integrity. This vintage certainly bears the hallmarks of a hot vintage, but it never feels overdone. It delivers volume, intensity and rich texture. This Sassicaia is a wine of enormous craftsmanship. (ML) 94+  (4/2017)

Bottle Size:

750mL

Storage History:

Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.

Condition:

Please note: The item in the photos is the exact item you will receive.

Perfect condition.