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2005 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews

2005 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews

Learn Even More About the 2005 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Through its Reviews.


Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews

94 Pointz Wine Spectator 


“Dark ruby in color, showing aromas of currant, new oak, and fresh herbs, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, with very chewy tannins and an outstanding concentration of fruit. Needs plenty of bottle age.”


93 Pointz  Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2005 Bolgheri Sassicaia is more of an extrovert and a fast-burner. It is a reflection of a warm vintage and a more pronounced stylistic signature in terms of its winemaking approach. The effect is very beautiful, indeed, with dried cherry, plum, spice, tobacco, and grilled herb. Yet, the overall messaging is focused on power and volume. The background music is hard to hear. Despite its opulence, there's less dimension to behold. Brawn trumps finesse and dark fruit covers the ethereal aromas. It is well built, however, and should hold steady for the next ten years, if not more.” 

93 Pointz Vinous

“The 2005 Sassicaia is in a gorgeous spot right now. A super-classic Cabernet Sauvignon bouquet reveals striking nuance as layers of dark fruit begin to unfold on the palate. Smoke, game, licorice, tobacco, and menthol add the final shades of nuance. The 2005 doesn't appear to be built for the long haul, but it is very beautiful, complete, and rewarding today.”

92 Pointz Wine & Spirits

“The Cabernet Franc (15%) here seems to wrap the cassis and black cherry richness of cabernet sauvignon with the spiciness of fresh red peppercorns. Savory and bound for several hours, this becomes silky and elegant with air, the rich fruit supported by firm, earthy tannins. Deep and impressively structured, this is suited for a decade or more in the cellar.” 

90 Pointz  Stephen Tanzer's

International Wine Cellar

“Moderately saturated dark ruby-red. Flowers, black cherry, camphor, and a bell pepper note on the nose. Suave in texture but peppery in the mouth, with fresh blackcurrant, blackberry, and coffee flavors, along with a leafy, herbal quality that suggests only moderate ripeness. A prettier, lighter version of Sassicaia that finishes noticeably long and refined, this will offer pleasant near-term drinking while your '04s and '06s mature in the cellar. But I would be very hesitant to write it off as a lesser Sassicaia, given this wine's track record for improving with bottle age. The 2005 vintage was medium cool, in some respects similar to 2007, and Sebastiano Rosa told me they harvested a bit earlier than usual, as the forecast at the time was for a period of rain.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


93 Pointz Decanter

“Harvested before the rains, the 2005 Sassicaia is an accomplishment for this vintage. Pronounced flinty notes lead to blackberry, currant, bay, laurel, and anise. On the palate, cedar wood and coffee chime in. This is elegantly proportioned with great concentration and a firm grip. A very classy wine.”




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