sassicaia, tenuta san guido, bolgheri 1999

sassicaia, tenuta san guido, bolgheri 1999
DECANTER
92
WINE SPECTATOR
92

Critics' Scores

  • DECANTER
    92
    Decanter

    There is also a little deposit in the glass betraying a wine that is ageing, with the colour and tannin just starting to soften. It is in here, in these older wines, that you start to really understand the quality of the Sassicaia tannins. The oak regime was more abundant in the 1990s than in recent vintages, and it is evident in a tarry edge, in the rich toast to the blackberry fruits meshed with cinnamon spicing. You can feel the power and potential of this wine, perfect to drink now but could still happily age another few decades.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    92
    Wine Spectator

    Complex aromas of minerals, berries, tobacco and shells. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a succulent, refined aftertaste. A pretty Sass.

  • STEPHEN TANZER
    93
    Stephen Tanzer

    Very deep ruby to the rim. Musky aromas of dark plum, blackcurrant and tobacco leaf. Then juicy, intense and sharply delineated, with lovely lift to the flavors of dark berries, minerals and cedar. Wonderfully balanced wine: sound acids leave an impression of great clarity and cut and a fresh, lightweight mouth feel. Finishes with silky, suave, spreading tannins and a very intense, persistent saline/mineral element.

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