1996 San Guido Sassicaia
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 92
  • WS 91

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
Here's a little gem from Tenuta San Guido that has never been reviewed in Robert Parker Wine Advocate (except informally by me one year ago in a Hedonist's Gazette). I have consistently found the 1996 Bolgheri Sassicaia... Here's a little gem from Tenuta San Guido that has never been reviewed in Robert Parker Wine Advocate (except informally by me one year ago in a Hedonist's Gazette). I have consistently found the 1996 Bolgheri Sassicaia to be an impressive wine on the few occasions I have had to taste it. This is one of those rare underrated vintages that bring so much delight and surprise in an important retrospective such as this. As I recall from my informal tasting, this Sassicaia shows a heavy dose of Cabernet Sauvignon typicity but without the astringent medicinal tone or unripe greenness you might expect. Instead, it delivers a bright but balanced, tonic verve that is driven by the wine's natural acidity. I had previously paired this wine with an oversized bistecca alla fiorentina t-bone steak and the marriage was perfect. This was a difficult vintage in Bolgheri, but the results in the bottle suggest otherwise. - Monica Larner
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 1999
A well-structured Sass with plenty of blackberry and dried herb character. Full-bodied with plenty of ripe tannins and a currant bush and herb finish. Give it time to develop. Best after 2001. 13000 cases made
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 1996