Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri Sassicaia|
|Brand||Tenuta San Guido|
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Pale and limpid with a wide aromatic bouquet. In the mouth it is pleasant with bright acidity and youthful red berries. Despite that we are dealing with a delicate vintage, it shows great length and precision. Pairing: Pair with rich flavors like braised meats, osso bucco and aged, hard cheeses.
The 2017 Sassicaia is dark, sensual and rich, which is a good thing, as the tannins - the result of a warm, dry year in which phenolic ripening was difficult to fully reach - are also quite powerful. I tasted the 2017 from an approximate blend from barrel, where the wines are still aging in separate lots. It will be interesting to see where things end up once the wine is in bottle.
"This shows focus and finesse with dark berries, currants and a light rosemary character. Full-bodied, refined and focused. Serious." 09/1