2019 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (85%); Cabernet Franc (15%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 98 (RP); 98 (JD); 99 (JS)
" The bouquet is up front and very expressive from the get-go. It offers a generous display of crunchy, dark cherry that hints at the extra concentration and fruit weight obtained in the 2019 growing season. This vintage will be remembered for the crisp richness of the fruit and its important textural imprint. It also shows fine elegance, bordering on the ethereal, with berry aromas, tarry earth and brushes of balsam herb or grilled rosemary. Sassicaia always shows an almost-glossy finely knit quality to the polished mouthfeel, and I find it again here next to fresh acidity and firm tannins. Mouthfeel in 2019 is the wine's strongest suit."
Monica Larner (RP) - 01/22