Bolgheri Sassicaia

Sassicaia 2005


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2005 Other vintages
Appellation:Bolgheri Sassicaia (Tuscany, Italy)
Winery: Tenuta San Guido
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.5%
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Tenuta San Guido produces this Sassicaia 2005 (£320.77), a red wine from the region of Bolgheri Sassicaia produced with cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc from the 2005 vintage and has an alcoholic content of 13.5%. The Sassicaia 2005 is the ideal red to combine with grilled meats and boar. Drinks&Co users reviewed this red wine with 4 of 5 points and with the following scores: robert parker: 93 and wine spectator: 94.

Description of Sassicaia 2005

Sassicaia 2005 (Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon)

In 1944, Mario Incisa acquired a number of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vine cuttings and planted them on a sloping hillside of the San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello after the 11th-century castle at the vineyard's upper edge. This tiny, 3.75-acre vineyard stood alone until 1965, when a second Cabernet vineyard was planted with cuttings from the Castiglioncello parcel; the gravelly, 30-acre plot would give the wine its name: Sassicaia, "the place of many stones". This and a slightly more elevated microclimate of 20 acres, called Aianova, were planted in phases between 1965 and 1985, bringing plantings to the present extent of 90 acres in vines averaging 20 to 25 years of age.

Since the late 1960s, Sassicaia has represented a standard of production that is without compromise. The grapes are hand picked, destemmed, crushed and fermentation is set off by natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks. For the first week, pumping over of the must takes place three times daily; during the second week, this is reduced to once daily until the end of the 14-day fermentation period. The wine is pressed from the skins and undergoes full malolactic fermentation. Aging takes place in 225-litre Allier and Tronçais oak barriques, approximately 30 percent of which are new, for 18 to 22 months depending on vintage.

Sassicaia is a unique interpretation of the Cabernet variety, a wine of great breadth, complexity and longevity. The intense blackberry and cassis aromas, offset by notes of smoke and spice, are confirmed on a palate of lush concentration underscored by firm, ripe tannins carrying into a long, elegant finish.

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Tenuta San Guido

Tenuta San Guido

Tenuta San Guido is named after the Saint Guido della Gherardesca who lived during the XI century.

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Reviews of Sassicaia 2005


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4 /5

TASTING NOTES OF Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 0,75 2005:
- View: dark ruby.
- Nose: aromas of herbs, berries, rounded.
- Mouth: full-bodied, with chewy tannins and an exceptional concentration of fruit.

APPELLATION: Bolgheri Sassicaia.
VINEYARD: Tenuta San Guido
GRAPES: 85% cabernet sauvignon 15% cabernet franc.

WINE PAIRING: feathered game, cheeses.
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4 /5

For the meal we had, this wasn't the proper wine. I like to surprise my family with this wine.
Red towards reddish brown hints. This red wine has a chestnut background. Salty touch, like the sea, cool.
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Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia 2005

Reviews of other vintages of Sassicaia 2005201320102008


It is a characteristic of Sassicaia to expect great results even in these less celebrated vintages. And this tendency was even more reinforced in the last decade. Sassicaia is intense, concentrated and deep ruby colour. Very complex and elegant on the nose, with scents of red fruits.
Strong, concentrated, with sweet and balanced tannins on the palate. Very long finish with very important organoleptic and poliphenolic aspects, which will ensure to this wine an extraordinary longevity.
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Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia 2013


excellent quality / price
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Just drunk. Nothing to say, wine perfect with no defects.
Not worth the cost, however. Absolutely not good value for money. With that money you can buy other wines. Price is right for me 60 euro.
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