Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri 2016, Tuscany, Italy
Awards: Decanter - 100 points. "One of the secret of Bolgheri’s mediterranean and windy climate is to turn pyrazines from the Cabernets into extra-dimensional scents of citron and leafy aromas. Sassicaia has been producing Cabernet-based wines here since 1968, which are typically marked by this fresh character on the nose. There's a note of kiwi peel that's particularly intense in this 2016, along with some cedar. In this vintage, its character is - if possible - more restrained than usual and definitely more so than the exceptional 2015. Small dark fruits lurk in the depth of the super-youthful nose, while on the palate the wine is not completely ready to drink - despite the good integration of oak, the tannins are still crunchy, perfectly ripe yet chewy, pushed by a lively acidity. An extremely elegant Sassicaia with a refined finish, this is built for the long haul and is possibly the best of this decade."
Rober Parker - 100 points.
Wine Enthusiast - 98 points.
Producer: Tenuta San Guido - Sassicaia
Country Hierarchy: Tuscany, Italy
Grape/Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc
Wine Style: Red - Full Bodied
Alcohol Content: 14%