Sassicaia Bolgheri DOC – 2013

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Wine Information

Region

Italy > Tuscany > Bolgheri > Bolgheri

Producer

Tenuta San Guido

Type

Red

Grape

Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon

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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


I had reviewed this wine just a few months prior and my impression has remained pretty much the same. One difference I did notice at this more recent tasting of the 2013 Bolgheri Sassicaia is the bouquet. It has shifted to slightly more delicate and finessed aromas of pressed flower and blue violets. You do of course get that solid core of dark fruit and spice that...

...characterizes this famous Tuscan blend. But that extra time in the bottle has awarded wiggle room for profound precision and focused detailing. The wine's complexity emerges slowly with subtle notes of savory spice and tobacco. There is power and depth here, especially in terms of the mouthfeel. As the wine evolves in the glass, it begins to show ethereal tones of road paving, tar and licorice. This Sassicaia should go straight into the cellar.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2018-2040


The 2013 Bolgheri Sassicaia is released 30 years after the death of Tenuta San Guido founder, Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, and in the same year that his son Nicolò celebrated his 80th birthday. This is a wine of excellent execution, beautiful balance and seamless intensity. The bouquet opens slowly to reveal delicate aromas of dark fruit and integrated spice that build in...

...steady strength. That forward momentum, which is so specific to Sassicaia, is what ultimately brings us confidence in the wine's remarkable ageing potential. The mouthfeel delivers freshness and power, but in measured doses, with long and silky persistence. The 2013 vintage should be set aside for ten more years.


Vinous
Tasted: 11/01/2016
Drink: 2020-2033
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/06/2015
Drink: 2018-2040


Tasted from barrel, the exciting 2013 Bolgheri Sassicaia is shaping up to be an epic rendition of this celebrated wine. You get a clear sense of the quality of fruit with your first twirl of the glass. Even at this young stage, the wine shows impressive intensity and elegance. It boasts dark fruit nuances with bold cherry and blackberry that will gain focus and traction with...

...time. Oak notes of vanilla and cinnamon are beginning to show their first signs of mellow integration. This was a cool but classic vintage that saw enhanced aromas, acidity and all the qualities that lead to healthy longevity. The 2013 vintage promises greatness.


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 05/11/2016
Drink: 2020-2040


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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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