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2011 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews





2011 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews



Learn More About the 2011 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Through its Reviews.



2011

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews



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



95 Pointz Wine Spectator

Collectibles


“Ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors pick up rosemary, mineral, and spice accents in this red, which is concentrated and intense, fresh and focused. Racy midpalate, this leans toward black currant and cedar notes on the solid finish.”



94 Pointz James Suckling


“Dark chocolate and supple red berry fruits on the nose with plenty of raspberry and cassis. The palate’s quite fine, juicy, and lithe with good balance, good drive, and great depth. Toasty oak builds through the finish, showing a strong earthy thread and a core of crisp tannin.”



94 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2011 Bolgheri Sassicaia speaks to a broad, yet very distinct audience. I am absolutely charmed by this vintage. Soft cherry and blackberry confit emerge from the bouquet in thick, luscious waves. Leather, spice, and tar play supporting roles. The wine offers a generous and expansive style. It also shows impressive balance and coherent inner integrity. This vintage certainly bears the hallmarks of a hot vintage, but it never feels overdone. It delivers volume, intensity, and rich texture. This Sassicaia is a wine of enormous craftsmanship.”



94 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Aromas suggest blackberry, cedar, and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate, notes of tobacco, licorice, exotic spice, and cranberry accent the juicy black-cherry core. It's well balanced and elegant, with silky tannins.”



93 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s 

International Wine Cellar


“Full saturated ruby. Very pure, floral aromas of red cherry, blackberry, cassis, minerals, and minty herbs. Juicy, sweetly spicy, and multilayered, with strong but well-integrated acidity giving the wine lovely early balance and intensifying its dark fruit flavors. Broadens out impressively on the back half without losing its shape. This silky, very graceful Sassicaia might not be as long-lived as the most famous vintages of the past but is irresistible owing to its impeccable balance. 'Lovely' is the word that dominated my tasting note.”



93 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“Delicate floral aromas lead into sappy red and black cherry fruit flavors, with notes of caramelized orange, dark chocolate, and red licorice around the edges. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 15 percent Cabernet Franc, left for two years in French oak barriques, it’s polished and elegant, with vibrant acidity and refined tannins that promise this will age well.”



92 Pointz Vinous


“The 2011 Sassicaia is soft, round, and enveloping. The silky, textured style is a bit out of character for a wine that is usually a bit firmer and more energetic. Layers of expressive dark red fruit build to the open, caressing finish. There are no hard edges here.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom



94 Pointz Decanter


“This wine has a more delicate, perfumed structure, much like the 2013 vintage, but it also has the excellent grip and colour extraction of 2012. A little constricted at first, this wine is in a closed phase at present. It takes a good 30 minutes to unfurl in the glass, and I would certainly recommend a long decanting period to reveal butterscotch, tar, and grilled herb notes. Once again the impression is of a wine that slowly but surely builds, demonstrating a careful climb in tannins, fruit, and acidity. It was an exceptionally hot year in Tuscany, where Sassicaia benefited from its oceanic location.”



19+/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine


“Juicy and sweet on the nose, full of the promise of youthful fruit. Fine spices with super definition – each is distinct, yet they integrate beautifully – vanilla, clove, allspice. And sumptuous but savoury fruit too.”

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