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2000 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews

2000 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews

Learn Even More About the 2000 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Through its Reviews.


Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews

95 Pointz Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

“Deep, bright red-ruby. Aromas of ripe red cherry, dark plum, and kirsch are complicated by sexy woodsmoke, eucalyptus, and bay leaf. Silky and rather lush, with considerable sweetness and creaminess to its ripe, sweet flavours of cassis, blackberry jelly, and ripe black plum. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and lingering notes of minerals, herbs, dried flowers, and smoke. Displays lovely balance and good length on the rich, seamless, creamy-ripe finish, which exhibits a lingering menthol note that reminded me of a Napa cabernet. The 2000 vintage was a warm one, especially in August, with some varieties such as merlot reaching high sugar levels before full polyphenolic maturity was achieved. However, the combination of a cooler microclimate and old cabernet vines allowed Tenuta San Guido to make a better wine than many on the Tuscan Coast this year.” 

93 Pointz James Suckling

“I am happy to see this holding on so well after not tasting it for years. It was always a richer and softer Sassicaia due to the hot growing season. I drank this in Cannes, France, yesterday with some friends and it now shows a soft and delicious character with dried fruits, spice and mushrooms, and hints of herbs. Full-bodied, silky, and velvety. Round and clean. Drink or hold. But wonderful and sassy now.” 

93 Pointz Vinous

“Intense dark ruby. Dark berry fruit and exotic spice scents fill the high-toned, penetrating nose. Offers a deep core of beautifully delineated blackberry and blackcurrant flavors layered with bell pepper, dark chocolate, and minerals. Smooth tannins frame the very long finish, leaving one with the impression of persistence and balance.” 

93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“This millennial Sassicaia displays very good intensity on the nose, which is actually quite Southern Rhone in style, almost animally with a touch of liquorices and gravel. The palate is medium-bodied with good fruit concentration, cassis and blueberry, fine tannins, and a real, succulent finish that disguises the structure underneath. Still youthful, this has more breeding and style than more recent releases.” 

93 Pointz Wine Spectator

“Sassicaia made excellent wine again in a less-than-easy year. Shows its class. Rich yet balanced, and loaded with fruit and lots of jammy and plummy character. Full-bodied, with round tannins and a silky finish. Exotic.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

94 Pointz Decanter

“Incredible as you look at these colours heading back to the 1990s; they are barely budging at all. Here I get quite a different quality the smoke, more like wet woodsmoke from a fire that has been doused, or the smoky aspect to Japanese green tea. A clearly powerful wine, one that has real depth and impact, with flavours that keep slowly building one on top of the other. More burly than some, this feels burnished under the Tuscan sun.”


17++/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson, 

Master of Wine

“Hickory, black cherry, spice rack, cedarwood, and a mushroomy earthy tone to the nose. Likewise on the palate, a funky expressive nose, like fresh compost and over-ripe fruit. The structure is eminently accessible whilst grippy enough to keep, and is showing development that will surely expand with age. Very good. Drink 2010-2030.”



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