TENUTA SAN GUIDO Sassicaia 'Bolgheri' 2000 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | Italy | Tuscany | Bolgheri | 75cl
£245.00 / £1,470.00 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - "Deep, bright red-ruby. Aromas of ripe red cherry, dark plum and kirsch are complicated by sexy woodsmoke, eucalyptus and bay leaf. Silky and rather lush, with considerable sweetness and creaminess to its ripe, sweet flavours of cassis, blackberry jelly and ripe black plum. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and lingering notes of minerals, herbs, dried flowers and smoke. Displays lovely balance and good length on the rich, seamless, creamy-ripe finish, which exhibits a lingering menthol note that reminded me of a Napa cabernet. The 2000 vintage was a warm one, especially in August, with some varieties such as merlot reaching high sugar levels before full polyphenolic maturity was achieved. However, the combination of a cooler microclimate and old cabernet vines allowed Tenuta San Guido to make a better wine than many on the Tuscan Coast this year."