Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2018 750ml - Argonaut Wine & Liquor
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2018 750ml
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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2018

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri Sassicaia
Brand Tenuta San Guido
Alcohol/vol 14%

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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.

Vinous
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The 2018 Sassicaia is fabulous. Bright and beautifully poised, the 2018 opens with brilliant aromatics that make a strong first impression. Delicate and light on its feet, the 2018 is a regal wine that is going to need a number of years to come into its own. Sassicaia is the most finessed of Bolgheri's top wines. That is very much the case in 2018 as well. I loved it. A cold winter led to a late spring and delayed start to the year. May and June saw some heat, but only moderate temperatures. Only July was truly warm, with minimal diurnal shifts. Cool winds arrived again in August, and temperatures dropped quickly, especially at night. Mid-August saw some rain. Harvest started on September 7 with the Franc and wrapped up on the 29th with the last of Cabernet Sauvignon. The year favored the estate's oldest vineyards, those on hillside sites. The 2018 spent 19 months in oak, two-thirds new, a bit more new oak than the norm. The blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Franc, a bit less Franc than is often the case, as Franc suffered more under the conditions of the season.

February 2021
James Suckling
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Beautiful serene aromas of sweet berries and wild flowers with light lavender and fresh sage. Really aromatic. A firm silky red with medium to full body and ultra fine tannins that are polished and beautiful. Lots of blue fruit and blackberries follow through to a beautiful finish. Really tight and polished. Bright acidity. Will be lovely to drink in a few years. The 2017 and 2016 were about power but the 2018 is about finesse and subtlety. Try after 2024.

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