Sassicaia Bolgheri DOC – 2010

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Wine Information

Region

Italy > Tuscany > Bolgheri > Bolgheri

Producer

Tenuta San Guido

Type

Red

Grape

Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon

Advice

Improving

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: 2017-2025


I am perplexed by how the 2010 Bolgheri Sassicaia is performing at this moment. The wine has evolved quickly since the last time I tasted it a mere three years ago. At that time, I gave it 96 points and praised its extreme purity and pedigree. No doubt the wine still offers those qualities, but it also shows quickly developing notes of prune, jammy fruit and cherry liqueur...

...that have abruptly moved to the front. It has consequently shifted the wine's center of gravity in terms of its delicate equilibrium and balance. In fact, it's almost too much of a good thing. The mouthfeel is chewy and succulent, and the bouquet is broad and flat. Now that the 2010 Bolgheri Sassicaia has completed this initial phase of its evolution, it seems stuck in a proverbial soft spot. I have shortened its suggested drinking window. There is a pungent point of volatility that is contributing to the wine's quick decline.


Vinous
Tasted: 10/01/2015
Drink: 2020-2040
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/08/2013
Drink: 2018-2040


The 2010 Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia brings back some of the brambly rosemary and wild Mediterranean brush that was missing in 2009. This will greatly appeal to enthusiasts of Sassicaia's trademark elegance. The wine shows extreme purity that brings its many beautiful aromas into startling focus and clarity. Lingering tones of black fruit and Oriental spice add subtle shades...

...at the back. The wine mostly certainly shows its pedigree in the exciting and beautifully balance manner it evolves in the glass: It tells a new story each time you return to observe the bouquet. This is the harbinger of cellar longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.




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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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