In 2022, Tasting Notes
  Bok's Rating:

Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Italy 2006
9.25 stars
18 Dec 2021

Served double blind, a whiff and I immediately transported myself to Italy. The nose was a blossom of beautiful scents, very familiar, almost Piedmont region to me. A sip and I requested a burgundy stemware instead of a generic glass that I’m using, as I tasted a lot of dry tannins, and the tannins is almost like a razor paper cut, which implied to me a Nebbiolo grape varietal and without hesitation, I declared it as a Barolo wine with a period in the late 80s or early 90s. I was shocked when my friend told me it’s a super Tuscan, and I ran through all my options again, but I could not put it down as a Sangiovese grape varietal, the Burgundian alike character of red cherries really threw me off. I gave up guessing. When my friend told me the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, I immediately exclaimed Sassicaia, and again tried to narrow down to the vintage of 1997 or 1999. Obviously my blind tasting guess on this bottle was really far off which is perfectly ok with myself, it’s quite an educational tour.

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