Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2017
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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2017


Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia wine is chiseled and sharp with blackberry, ripe cherry, grilled herb, and barbecue spice. The aromas flow from the glass in a continuous stream and are all marked by radiant intensity. The mouthfeel is long and powerful. The crisp linearity of the wine’s tannic backbone is perfectly measured to the volume and depth of the fruit flavors.

Aromas of exotic spice, baked plum, and French oak mingle with camphor and blue flower on the nose. This boasts extraordinary elegance and freshness despite the hot vintage, delivering flavors of juicy Marasca cherry, spiced blueberry, tobacco, and licorice.

The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2017 is dark, sensual, and rich, which is a good thing, as the tannins – the result of a warm, dry year in which phenolic ripening was difficult to fully reach – are also quite powerful. I tasted 2017 from an approximate blend from the barrel, where the wines are still aging in separate lots. It will be interesting to see where things end up once the wine is in the bottle.

The 2017 Sassicaia was expertly built to withstand a long aging future, yet only time will tell if the beauty of the bouquet will evolve at the same pace. This fascinating wine magically captures the hallmarks of cool-temperature winemaking in one of the hottest vintages in recent years. Vintners, not vintage, won this round.


Shiny ruby coat.


The spectacle of fragrant sensations that stand out from the nose. Catch with scents of crunchy red fruit that flutter between notes of currant and cassis, cherry and peach, ethereal and fluttering sensations of vetiver and damask rose, licorice, a pulsating blanket of fine and sweet spices, Mediterranean maquis, mentholated tobacco, and a mineral thread.


The mouth is direct, truthful, and dynamic, very balanced, with three-dimensional silk tannin and freshness that runs through the taste like a lightning bolt. Persistence like a roar, you can feel and feel like a crowd in a theatre applauding the most beautiful of performances.

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Category Red Wine
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
Region Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri Sassicaia
Brand Tenuta San Guido
Alcohol/vol 14%

Additional information

Weight 750 lbs