Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1998

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Bolgheri Sassicaia · Italy

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc,Sangiovese,Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

“I attended a vertical tasting of Sassicaia, it didn’t really impressed me, only a slightly above average tasting. So I will share my notes here. Strong alcohol and vegetal nose led the way on the nose with mild fruits. Not so impressed with the palette, acidic, bitter, powerful tannins, disappointing structure and relatively woody. Not impressive. Again WS95 score just way over-rated in my opinion, or I was having a very poor bottle.”

Sassicaia Red 2001

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TYPE – Red

“I attended a vertical tasting of Sassicaia, it didn’t really impressed me, only a slightly above average tasting. So I will share my notes here. I was truly impressed with 2001, very big an fruity nose captured my attention. The mouthfeel was extremely balanced, very structured as well. However it couldn’t hold in the glass for 30min before fading. Anyway, wine of the day for me. Sadly, WA94 and I got really upset with these WA scores that I totally do not see any relevance to these scores.”

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2004

  Bok's Rating:

Bolgheri Sassicaia · Italy

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc,Sangiovese,Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

“I attended a vertical tasting of Sassicaia, it didn’t really impressed me, only a slightly above average tasting. So I will share my notes here. I have tasted 2004 many times, maybe I was impressed 3 years ago but it was certainly on my scale of downgrading. Wine was very similar to 2007, except that it’s a bigger wine than 07, and it takes time to slowly open itself up. WA94 and this time I would hv agreed to this score.”


Italian Reds
Item DescriptionSizeStockPriceTasting Note
Vintage 2004
2004 Sassicaia750ml

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$ 350

Bok Rating: 9.25/10
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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2007

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Bolgheri Sassicaia · Italy

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc,Sangiovese,Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

“I was mildly disappointed with 2007, I tasted it 2 yrs ago with a British wine merchant, I thought it was the perfect Zegna suit I was wearing then, rated it highly then. But today, I found the weakness kicked in, more diluted than I thought, less fruits & flavor. Can’t be my palette has changed so much over a span of 2 years, I still think the btl is either over decanted or the wine cannot “grow up” well.”

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2010

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Bolgheri Sassicaia · Italy

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc,Sangiovese,Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

“I attended a vertical tasting of Sassicaia, it didn’t really impressed me, only a slightly above average tasting. So I will share my notes here. 2010 was utterly disappointing. The only plus point was the nose: elegant, strong fruit, mellow and mildly smokey. Then the nightmare started: extremely sour, the fruit and sourness will never come into balance as the sourness are masking all other characters. Even cheese made it more bitter instead of enhancing the taste. AG96??? Rubbish scores!”

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2011

  Bok's Rating:

Bolgheri Sassicaia · Italy

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc,Sangiovese,Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

“I attended a vertical tasting of Sassicaia, it didn’t really impressed me, only a slightly above average tasting. So I will share my notes here. 2011 was hardly impressive. Strong wood, fruity and alcoholic nose. Extremely sour, mildly acidic, lacks fruits and totally unbalanced structure. I was debating to give only 3.5 stars but I think maybe I was wrong with my evaluation as its a very young wine. I was totally shocked when I see WA95 scores! Simply — NO WAY.”

Lawrys The Prime Rib California Cabernet Sauvignon

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California · United States

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon

“Forgotten to bring wine for my dinner tonight so I had to settle with drinking by the glass as I was driving, so 1 glass only. This was a bit of a cheap wine – I will definitely won’t paying $20 for a bottle. Initially the cheap style didn’t reveal itself, but with some air, the “sugar-coated” poor standard started showing itself. Well, I’m not fussy with my wine although I can taste the difference easily. Just a glass to be happy, nothing more.”

Château Duhart-Milon 2004

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Pauillac · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet FrancMerlot

“Lately I have been losing faith to Lafite Rothschild, thus I lowered myself a few notches down to revisit the siblings of Lafite, which is Duhart Milon. From not a fantastic vintage, it was very drinkable. Nose was dark sour fruits, with very faint oak. Palette is easy going with loads of dark berries. My take is that this wine is also quite elegant although not as elegant as Lafite, but I’d call this label a “Poor Man’s Lafite”.”


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