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2018 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews

2018 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews

Learn Even More About the 2018 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Through its Reviews.


Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Reviews

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

98 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“All about radiance and finesse, this iconic Tuscan red has beguiling aromas of cedar, wild red berry, menthol, and pipe tobacco that mingle with fragrant blue flowers. Made with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, the focused, elegantly structured palate is vibrant and savory, delivering cassis, orange zest, licorice, and a hint of coffee framed in taut, polished tannins. Bright acidity keeps it energized and balanced.”

97 Pointz James Suckling

“Beautiful, serene aromas of sweet berries and wild flowers with light lavender and fresh sage. Really aromatic. A firm, silky red with medium to full body and ultra fine tannins that are polished and beautiful. Lots of blue fruit and blackberries follow through to a beautiful finish. Really tight and polished. Bright acidity. Will be lovely to drink in a few years. The 2017 and 2016 were about power, but the 2018 is about finesse and subtlety. Try after 2024.”

97 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“This is a classic vintage of an Italian icon now celebrating its 50th vintage. The 2018 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri lays out a familiar blueprint that borrows from the proven track record of this landmark estate that extends into the hills just beyond the Tyrrhenian shores of Tuscany. This vintage is crystalline and pure in its delivery, and if you are familiar with previous editions, it is impossible to mistake this wine for anything but Sassicaia.”

97 Pointz Vinous

“The 2018 Sassicaia is fabulous. Bright and beautifully poised, the 2018 opens with brilliant aromatics that make a strong first impression. Delicate and light on its feet, the 2018 is a regal wine that is going to need a number of years to come into its own. Sassicaia is the most finessed of Bolgheri’s top wines. That is very much the case in 2018 as well. I loved it.”

96 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Refined and complex, this red is all about finesse and restraint, starting out with floral and black currant flavors that build steadily on the palate, with olive, cedar, tobacco, and spice notes adding detail as this lingers on the terrific finish. Needs five to seven years to fully emerge.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

97 Pointz Decanter

“Star bright raspberry in colour, this has an elegance and a sense of lift right from the start - a beautifully balanced, finessed, and classical Sassicaia. The freshly cut and dried herbs of great Italian wines reveals themselves through the slow build up across the palate, along with gentle tobacco and liquorice notes. This is juicy and elegant, showing passion fruit and raspberry with an undertow of complexity. One to savour.”

 17.5/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine

“Initially quite scented, then strangely closed a little in the glass. Subtle tones of cedar, vanilla, and dried tobacco, with precision of fresh blackcurrant and a hint of black cherry. There’s an underlying graphite and stone/mineral complexity too. Juicy palate – certainly good acidity here – and a comparatively moderate tannic load, both of which work in harmony to structure the wine. The tannins are fine grained, without the somewhat pinched texture I saw in the 2017 vintage, though will nevertheless benefit from a little cellaring to resolve to a silky finesse. At about three-quarter distance there’s just a hint of wateriness, but then the delicate flavour does persist to a very good-length finish. This is certainly Sassicaia in the elegant and subtle mould v 2017’s more powerful iteration. It would be interesting to evaluate these two side by side in a few years.”


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