2009 San Guido Sassicaia

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 98
  • IWC 97
  • WA 95
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2009 San Guido Sassicaia

JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, June 2012
This is fantastic. Intense and super long on the palate. It's insanely complex yet subtle with so much going on with a beautiful balance and tension. It is full and powerful with a big juicy character that goes on for... This is fantastic. Intense and super long on the palate. It's insanely complex yet subtle with so much going on with a beautiful balance and tension. It is full and powerful with a big juicy character that goes on for minutes. Muscular yet covered with pretty fruit. Hard not to drink. But better in 2016. (My Blog: New Vintages of Sassicaia)
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2012
Bright full ruby. Pure perfumed aromas of blackberry cassis lead pencil violet and minerals complicated by a superripe note of crushed raspberry. Extremely primary and pure offering sharply defined cassis violet and... Bright full ruby. Pure perfumed aromas of blackberry cassis lead pencil violet and minerals complicated by a superripe note of crushed raspberry. Extremely primary and pure offering sharply defined cassis violet and mineral flavors of great class. The perfectly integrated acidity and a vibrant floral character from the cabernet franc give the middle palate terrific lift. Though very ripe in its flavor profile this wine conveys a rare lightness of touch that is typical of Sassicaia but rare for this vintage on the Tuscan Coast. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding palate-staining length. For all its creamy power and charm I really like this wine's balance and the subtle delivery of its complex flavors. I have tasted every vintage of Sassicaia on countless occasions and other than the legendary 1985 I have no doubt that this is one of the two or three best Sassicaias at a similar stage of development. Though the 2009 won't surpass the once-in-a-lifetime 1985 it is starting out its life in bottle with almost the same perfectly balanced opulent creamy texture and depth of that incredible wine which I remember tasting both in Rome and in Tuscany immediately upon release. In fact that wine was so good that even though I was still a university student (and thus on a student budget) it was the first time in my life I ever bought a full case. If I were a university student today I'd do the same with the 2009 even though the price of Sassicaia is far higher today. There's profound potential here but younger wine writers and consumers who weren't seriously involved in tasting back in the '80s may well be surprised by this wine's voluptuous atypically opulent texture and thus miss its sheer greatness. 97+
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
Showing a heavier gait, the 2009 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a bold and determined wine that boasts rich extraction and a substantial phenolic base. I’m told that this is one of the richest expressions ever produced and it... Showing a heavier gait, the 2009 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a bold and determined wine that boasts rich extraction and a substantial phenolic base. I’m told that this is one of the richest expressions ever produced and it definitely shows. Brooding and muscular, this Sassicaia reveals broad shoulders and deep footprints. On the nose, it offers heavy aromas of dark fruit, plum, blackberry, leather, spice, tobacco and grilled herb. At the back are tarry notes of resin and smoke. This vintage saw a stunning set of ideal conditions ranging from a humid spring that built water reserves, a hot summer that kept ripening on track and a cool pre-harvest period with deep shifts between day and nighttime temperatures for pronounced aromas. The wine shows substantial richness and opulence with well-managed tannins and pretty bursts of freshness. There is still a lot of life left within to carry it forward throughout the years. - Monica Larner
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2012
This tightly knit dense red is full of black currant cherry herb and spice flavors. The tannins are aggressive now but this is long and detailed with an herb and spice aftertaste. A classy wine. Cabernet Sauvignon and... This tightly knit dense red is full of black currant cherry herb and spice flavors. The tannins are aggressive now but this is long and detailed with an herb and spice aftertaste. A classy wine. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2014 through 2028. -BS