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    Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (stained label) 2006
    Other Red Blends - Tuscany, Italy

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 95 International Wine Cellar, 94 Wine Spectator, 94 Wine Enthusiast, 92 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 99581

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Sassicaia is a unique interpretation of the Cabernet variety, a wine of great breadth, complexity and longevity. The intense blackberry and cassis aromas, offset by notes of smoke and spice, are confirmed on a palate of lush concentration underscored by firm, ripe tannins carrying into a long, elegant finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2006 Sassicaia may very well go down as one of the all-time great recent vintages for this Tuscan thoroughbred. The year started off very warm but by August evening temperatures had moderated, leaving the fruit with a stunning combination of ripeness, perfume, acidity and tannin. The wine is simply glorious, that’s all there is to it. Layers of dark fruit meld into smoke, leather, violets, menthol, earthiness and tar as this profound wine opens up in the glass. The creamy, silky finish lasts an eternity, as waves of fruit caress the tannins with breathtaking elegance. Everything is in the right place in this magical Sassicaia. This is one for the ages. In a word: Awesome. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2031.

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    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 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    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. Best after 2013. 20,000 cases made.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    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 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    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 as 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.

    92 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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