2006 San Guido Sassicaia

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 3L
  • WA 97
  • IWC 95
  • WS 94

Reviews for 2006 San Guido Sassicaia

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2009
The 2006 Sassicaia may very well go down as one of the all-time great recent vintages for this Tuscan thoroughbred. The year started off very warm but by August evening temperatures had moderated leaving the fruit with a... The 2006 Sassicaia may very well go down as one of the all-time great recent vintages for this Tuscan thoroughbred. The year started off very warm but by August evening temperatures had moderated leaving the fruit with a stunning combination of ripeness perfume acidity and tannin. The wine is simply glorious that's all there is to it. Layers of dark fruit meld into smoke leather violets menthol earthiness and tar as this profound wine opens up in the glass. The creamy silky finish lasts an eternity as waves of fruit caress the tannins with breathtaking elegance. Everything is in the right place in this magical Sassicaia. This is one for the ages. In a word: Awesome. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2031.This is a superb set of releases from Tenuta San Guido the estate that put Maremma on the map as a terroir for world-class wine.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2011
(a blend of 85% cabernet sauvignon and 15% cabernet franc): Bright red with a pale rim. Still reticent nose hints at redcurrant pomegranate graphite and cedar. Softer and more approachable than usual for young... (a blend of 85% cabernet sauvignon and 15% cabernet franc): Bright red with a pale rim. Still reticent nose hints at redcurrant pomegranate graphite and cedar. Softer and more approachable than usual for young Sassicaia with fleshy easygoing flavors of redcurrant cassis balsamic smoke and vanilla. A seamlessly ripe broad and long wine finishing with smooth very peppery balsamic tannins and a trace of alcoholic warmth. The acid spine is hidden by the glossy ripe fruit but there’s plenty of it here; in this respect the 2007 Sassicaia is not unlike other vintages with similar growing seasons and reminds me of the 1997 at the same stage of development. I still feel that this vintage of Sassicaia will be remembered for offering early accessibility and perhaps possessing a little less concentration and depth than some recent great releases such as 2001 and 2006. However do not make the mistake of attributing this to a hot year: unlike in more sun-drenched parts of Tuscany 2007 was not an excessively hot vintage here. I also noted less bottle variation when I tasted this wine three times in November than I did in my tastings between April and August of 2010.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2009
Displays sweet tobacco plum and berry aromas with a jammy undertone turning to licorice on the palate. Full-bodied and balanced with silky tannins a lovely texture and plenty of fruit. Outstanding Sassicaia with structure... Displays sweet tobacco plum and berry aromas with a jammy undertone turning to licorice on the palate. Full-bodied and balanced with silky tannins a lovely texture and plenty of fruit. Outstanding Sassicaia with structure and finesse. 85 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 percent Cabernet Franc. Best after 2013.