Sassicaia Bolgheri DOC – 2009

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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: 2018-2040


The 2009 Bolgheri Sassicaia is the richest and darkest edition in recent memory. This super-charged Sassicaia boasts enormous power and concentration thanks to its impressive phenolic foundation. Black currant and blackberry confit are followed by spice, leather, tar, road paving and black truffle. It shows preliminary tertiary signs with licorice and crushed mineral. The wine...

...wraps thickly over the palate delivering tight textural firmness and integrated structure. You taste the sweetness of the fruit and the depth of the oak tannins. No matter how you approach it, this wine scores very high on the intensity meter. For the record: Tenuta San Guido General Manager Carlo Paoli expressed concern about the integrity of his sample, but I remained extremely pleased by the gorgeous wine before me.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2016-2035


Rich and silky, the 2009 Bolgheri Sassicaia offers a powerful rendition of this celebrated wine from coastal Tuscany. The wine opens to dark color saturation and thick aromatic layering that reveals a solid core of black fruit. That fruit is well preserved in terms of its freshness and overall integrity. It will serve the wine well as it evolves over the next two decades...

...Beyond those dark fruit nuances are delicate embellishments of spice, licorice and balsam herb that add to the wine's evident complexity. In terms of its overall richness, the 2009 vintage of Bolgheri Sassicaia can be compared to 2013, 2011 and 2004.


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


Showing a heavier gait, the 2009 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a bold and determined wine that boasts rich extraction and a substantial phenolic base. I'm told that this is one of the richest expressions ever produced and it definitely shows. Brooding and muscular, this Sassicaia reveals broad shoulders and deep footprints. On the nose, it offers heavy aromas of dark fruit, plum,...

...blackberry, leather, spice, tobacco and grilled herb. At the back are tarry notes of resin and smoke. This vintage saw a stunning set of ideal conditions ranging from a humid spring that built water reserves, a hot summer that kept ripening on track and a cool pre-harvest period with deep shifts between day and nighttime temperatures for pronounced aromas. The wine shows substantial richness and opulence with well-managed tannins and pretty bursts of freshness. There is still a lot of life left within to carry it forward throughout the years.



Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/06/2012
Drink: 2019-2039


The 2009 Sassicaia is unusually big, rich and opulent. Layers of fruit saturate the palate as the 2009 explodes from the glass with a heady melange of dark berries, plums, menthol, licorice and new leather. This is an especially racy Sassicaia. Readers who enjoy the classicism of Sassicaia are likely to find the 2009 too rich, especially at this early stage. The wine needs at...

...least a few years in bottle to drop some of its baby fat. Despite its huge fruit, the 2009 is also pretty closed down and not anywhere close to being ready to show off its pedigree. Sassicaia is arguably Italy's most famous wine, so it's always great when it lives up to its reputation. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039.


Vinous
Tasted: 09/01/2012
Drink:
Author: Ian D'Agata


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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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