Sassicaia 2008

Tenuta San Guido (Bolgheri Sassicaia)

RP96WS94JR18.5GR3

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Tenuta San Guido elaborates this Sassicaia 2008 (£225.72), a red wine from Bolgheri Sassicaia based on cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon of 2008 and has an alcohol content of 13.5%. The Sassicaia 2008 is the ideal red to combine with veal and boar. According to Drinks&Co users, this red wine earns 4,1 out of 5 points while experts give the following rate: robert parker: 96 and wine spectator: 94.
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Sassicaia is undoubtedly one of those Italian wines that you cannot miss, a very traditional Bordeaux style combined with the charisma of indigenous Cabernet, which make this wine so original. It also comes with its own certificate of origin.

Technical sheet · Sassicaia

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2008 Other vintages
Appellation:Bolgheri Sassicaia (Tuscany,Italy)
Winery: Tenuta San Guido
Volume: 75cl
Score: RP96WS94JR18.5GR3
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Cabernet Franc (15%)
Pairing: MeatPastaRoastRed meatGameLambBoarVeal
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.5%
Consumption Temp.: 16-18ºC
Starting Year For Optimal Consumption: 2018
Ending Year For Optimal Consumption: 2038
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Description · Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia 2008 (Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc)

It has an intense, concentrated and deep ruby ​​color. The elegant aroma is complex with notes of red fruits. Classic herbaceous scent harmoniously integrated; perfume typically understory or more precisely of Mediterranean spot, to several typical tertiary scents of aging. The flavor is powerful, concentrated and has great depth with sweet and balanced tannins on the palate it is rich and dense, yet harmonious and elegant. The wine has a long finish with a decisive organoleptic depth and structure of polyphenol which guarantees longevity of this extraordinary wine.

Tenuta San Guido

Tenuta San Guido is named after the Saint Guido della Gherardesca who lived during the XI century. Tenuta San Guido cultivates fruit from several plots scattered around Bolgheri extending 75 hectares. The grape variety distribution of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. The second...

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Posted on at 04.46

4/5

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Posted on at 15.18

3.5/5

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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Posted on at 15.02

3/5

Red wine with reddish brown edges. Strong smell of violets, it seemed odd. Bitter end. Did not seem well with fish, I would have preferred a vegetable stew.

I tried it in a bar.
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Posted on at 15.50

4/5

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2008

In the 1920s the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamt of creating a ‘thoroughbred' wine and for him, as for all the aristocracy of the time, the ideal was Bordeaux. This is how he described...
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Posted on at 04.41

4/5

In the twenties, a student at Pisa, Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamed of creating a wine of race. In Tuscany, experiencing some French varieties Cabernet and had concluded that "the bouquet he...
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Posted on at 04.36

4/5

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2008

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...
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Xtrawine UK
Xtrawine UK

4/5

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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...
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Felice Giordano
Felice Giordano

5/5

excellent quality / price
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Aquilino Martelluzzi
Aquilino Martelluzzi

5/5

Sassicaia 2004
One of the most important vintages, from my simple point of view!
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Reviews about Sassicaia 2016

Charles Walcott
Charles Walcott

4/5

Pretty aromas of nuts. Smoky notes in the mouth.
It was still a little too early to taste it.
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Toni Tony
Toni Tony

4/5

TASTING NOTES:View: It is a red to dark red with bright red flashes.Nose: Dominated by strong scents of red fruits and snuff. Wood and mineral extracts.Mouth: It is a complex, dense and with a...
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