Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2003

$197.99

SKU 01360

750ml

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The first Super Tuscan, this great Cabernet allies a dense core of pure, ripe black currant fruit flavors and aromas with smoky notes of cedar, tobacco and vanilla to a refined supporting acidity and a sleek, finely integrated tannic structure.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Bolgheri Sassicaia
Brand Tenuta San Guido
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateAmple, sweet and expansive, the 2003 Sassicaia offers generous notes of sweet dark fruit intermingled with notes of spices, herbs, earthiness and smoke in a full-bodied, opulent expression of this wine. It is an outstanding effort for the vintage. Some cellaring is suggested although with air this wine is drinking beautifully right now. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2023.

Antonio Galloni, February 2007
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorLots of raspberry and cherry on the nose. Full-bodied and chunky with lots of fruit and a long, velvety finish. Hints of new wood. Big and juicy Sassicaia. Very well done for the vintage. Best after 2008.

James Suckling, July 31, 2006
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastIt's almost criminal to taste Sassicaia before its prime. The 2003 vintage should be ready after 2010. A blend of 85% Cab Sauvignon and 15% Cab Franc that aged 24 months in barrique, notes of cassis, exotic spice, menthol and green olive come through despite the hot vintage. It's powerful in the mouth with crispness and refined tannins.

Monica Larner, September 1, 2006