sassicaia, tenuta san guido, bolgheri 2011

sassicaia, tenuta san guido, bolgheri 2011
WINE SPECTATOR
95
JAMES SUCKLING
94

Critics' Scores

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    95
    Wine Spectator

    Ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors pick up accents of rosemary, mineral and spice in this red. Concentrated and intense, fresh and focused, leaning toward black currant and cedar notes on the solid finish. Racy midpalate. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    94
    James Suckling

    Wonderful aromas of freshly sliced coastal rosemary and currants follow through to a full body, with integrated tannins and a fine finish. This shows so much finesse and beauty. But there is a solid backbone of tannins and length. Reminds me of some of the underrated Sass of the 1980s such as 1982, 1983 or 1987. Try after 2018.

  • DECANTER
    93
    Decanter

    While the 2010 took the main gong, I also loved the distinctive, very Mediterranean aromas of the 2011. Pundits often comment on the unique style of Sassicaia and that seductive and vibrant, aromatic intensity was clearly evident in both vintages here.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    94
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The 2011 Bolgheri Sassicaia speaks to a broad, yet very distinct audience. I am absolutely charmed by this vintage. Soft cherry and blackberry confit emerge from the bouquet in thick, luscious waves. Leather, spice and tar play supporting roles. The wine offers a generous and expansive style. It also shows impressive balance and coherent inner integrity. This vintage certainly bears the hallmarks of a hot vintage, but it never feels overdone. It delivers volume, intensity and rich texture. This Sassicaia is a wine of enormous craftsmanship. Rating: 94(+) Points.

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