Sassicaia Bolgheri DOC – 2006

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Wine Information

Region

Italy > Tuscany > Bolgheri > Bolgheri

Producer

Tenuta San Guido

Type

Red

Grape

Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon

Advice

Ready

Vineyard

Sassicaia

Producer

Tenuta San Guido

Appellation

Bolgheri

Designation

DOC

Classification

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2017-2035


The Tenuta San Guido 2006 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a timeless classic. This might just be the vintage to photograph in an encyclopedia entry for Sassicaia. This is especially true at this exact moment in its long and promising drinking window. The wine shows less volume compared to some of the more opulent vintages, but it absolutely excels in terms of length and finish. It...

...offers amazing drive and momentum that are fueled by the extremely fine nature of the wine's texture and the seamless unity of its flavors. It treads in light and delicate footsteps that will carry it far into the future. As they say in Italian: "Piano piano si va lontano" (slowly slowly you go far).


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/06/2015
Drink: 2015-2035


The 2006 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a stunning wine and the standout performer among these older vintages. In a sense, 2004 and 2006 are siblings. The 2004 vintage is the loud and boisterous brother and 2006 is the calmly collected, intellectual alternative. This wine possesses a deep sense of inner elegance that is transmitted into tiny, elegant pulses that form a steady and...

...meaningful continuum. Those fluid tones of small berry, blue flower and toasted almond build in intensity and momentum. The wine shows energy and vertical propulsion. It also incorporates a distinctively pure and polished feel that comes forward with aromas of natural rubber, crushed granite and tarry smoke. These dark elements contribute to the overall complexity and depth of the wine. Perhaps the most significant aromatic characteristic of the 2006 Bolgheri Sassicaia is its inherent flower power. At this stage, the wine bursts forward with a bouquet of pressed violets, lavender and garden rose. Finely polished tannins and balanced acidity follow those delicate nuances. This is a subtle wine with ethereal traits that serve well for its longevity.


Vinous
Tasted: 09/01/2010
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Author: Ian D'Agata


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/08/2009
Drink: 2012-2031


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.



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Area under vines: 90 hectares

Vineyard Holdings :
  • Sassicaia Bolgheri
  • Guidalberto Toscano
  • Le Difese Toscano

Contact details

Name

Tenuta San Guido

Address

Loc. Le Capanne N. 27, Livorno, Siena, Italy

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Loc. Le Capanne N. 27, Livorno, Siena, Italy
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