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2006 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews






2006 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews




Learn Even More About the 2006 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Through its Reviews.




2006

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews



This wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc.



99 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“Just about pure perfection, the 2000 Château Tertre Roteboeuf is showing gorgeously today, with a youthful ruby hue as well as spectacular notes of red and black fruits, white truffle, spice box, and exotic flowers. It's full-bodied and concentrated, yet it stays light on its feet and has silky tannins, an incredible sense of opulence, and awesome length. This is Saint-Emilion magic all the way. Drink bottles any time over the coming 15-20 years.”



96 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The Tenuta San Guido 2006 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a timeless classic. This might just be the vintage to photograph in an encyclopedia entry for Sassicaia. This is especially true at this exact moment in its long and promising drinking window. The wine shows less volume compared to some of the more opulent vintages, but it absolutely excels in terms of length and finish. It offers amazing drive and momentum that are fueled by the extremely fine nature of the wine's texture and the seamless unity of its flavors. It treads in light and delicate footsteps that will carry it far into the future. As they say in Italian: "Piano piano si va lontano" (slowly slowly you go far).”



95 Pointz James Suckling


“Sweet tobacco and berry with hints of currants. Full, soft, and silky. Lots of fruit and a long finish. It's subtle, dense, and sophisticated. Please give this another five years to really show what it has.”



95 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar


“Bright red-ruby. Complex nose melds red cherry, blackcurrant, minerals, dried herbs, and a delicate oaky vanillin nuance; the fruit aromas show an almost roasted quality without going over the top. Sweet, concentrated, and nicely fresh, with an impression of strong extract and a hint of exotic fruits to the flavors of ripe red and dark berries, chocolate, plum, and wild herbs. The candied fruit quality carries through on the long, smooth finish, where there's a trace of heat and hints of menthol and minerals. A very successful Sassicaia but, in my notebook, just a little below the lofty heights of the 2001 or 2004. But given the quality of this wine, that's quibbling.”



95 Pointz Vinous


“(85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc) Bright red-ruby. Complex nose melds red cherry, blackcurrant, minerals, dried herbs, and a delicate oaky vanillin nuance; the fruit aromas show an almost roasted quality without going over the top. Sweet, concentrated, and nicely fresh, with an impression of strong extract and a hint of exotic fruits to the flavors of ripe red and dark berries, chocolate, plum, and wild herbs. The candied fruit quality carries through on the long, smooth finish, where there's a trace of heat and hints of menthol and minerals. A very successful Sassicaia but, in my notebook, just a little below the lofty heights of the 2001 or 2004. But given the quality of this wine, that's quibbling.”



94 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection


“This landmark wine (85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc) shows herbal notes of chopped mint, wild berry, licorice, bramble, and forest floor. Tasted young, Sassicaia never has the same impact it will 10 or 15 years from now when all those luscious aromas become more penetrating and warm. Built to age, the wine boasts drying tannins, good acidity, and firm structure.”



94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Displays sweet tobacco, plum, and berry aromas, with a jammy undertone, turning to licorice on the palate. Full-bodied and balanced, with silky tannins, a lovely texture, and plenty of fruit. Outstanding Sassicaia, with structure and finesse. 85 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 percent Cabernet Franc.”



92 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“There’s tension in this vintage of Sassicaia, its rich, generous fruit held within a tight, lean structure. Fresh scents of flowers and herbs come up from under the ripe fruit, tamped down again by a meaty smokiness that hints of Brett. Youthful and inaccessible, this gains clarity with air, as it will in the cellar. One of Italy’s most sought-after collectibles, this is suited to aging ten years or more.



BottlzNotes: What is Brett?

Brett short for Brettanomyces is a type of yeast found in a winery. Unfortunately, it has the potential to cause significant spoilage in wines, through the production of volatile acids.



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom



99 Pointz Decanter


“To be honest I gave the Sassicaia 1985 a 100 points at the same tasting, but those notes have already been published, and it’s a vintage that has been celebrated plenty of times. Both bottles were from one of the standout tastings of the year – in Rome, a vertical of Sassicaia dating back over five decades. This 2006 has guts and glory, there is stuffing here. The exotic heat comes through like a pan-seared filet steak, nothing more than a flash fire that gives way to succulence. More exoticism with the dancing array of flavours, from plums, damson, and spices to forest fruits and heather then the menthol kicks comes in. You just want to linger over this glass, pick apart the individual flavours and get to understand what it is saying.”


ENJOY!

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