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2010 Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany, Italy

Drinking Now 2040
Bottle shot of 2010 Sassicaia

2010 Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany, Italy

Drinking Now 2040

Scores

The 2010 Sassicaia was just released and it's an outstanding bottle. I think that people are going to love this newest Sass. The red is very aromatic with currant, dried berry, cocoa bean, and hints of wood. It's full-bodied, with intense yet very polished tannins and a long finish. It's very refined and beautiful with a tangy finish. The Cabernet Franc comes through here at the finish. Lively. Hard not to drink now. Score: 94 points James Suckling

Tasting Notes

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, with 24 months in French oak barrels, this is an incredibly refined and complex wine with an enveloping bouquet of sweet red cherries, dark berry fruits and wild herbs. The palate is multi-layered and intense with an abundance of wild berry and cassis fruits with darker plum and black cherry flavours in the background and a refined mineral note on the long finish. Smooth, integrated tannins and an elegant, refreshing acidity provide perfect balance. Extremely harmonious with excellent definition, similar to the classic 2008 in style, it has magnificent ageing potential. Drink from 2019 ? 2040.

ProducerTenuta San Guido

Quietly, elegantly and almost involuntarily, the Incisa della Rocchetta family set to release the wine that would revolutionise the Italian wine scene creating a totally new genre: the Super-Tuscan. Tenuta San Guido is now a legendary estate and was first planted in the 1940s by the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who noted the similarity between Bolgheri’s terroir and that of the Graves. When, in 1968, Sassicaia was finally commercially released, it took the fine wine world by storm. Cementing its iconic status, in 1994 it was granted its own appellation – Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC.

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