Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2012 375ml

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Tuscany, Italy
WE 99
JS 95
AG 94
W&S 94
WS 93
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Item # 342873

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375ml
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99 points and 'Top 100 Cellar Selections 2015 (#8),' Wine Enthusiast: "One of Italy’s most iconic bottlings, the 2012 Sassicaia is drop-dead gorgeous. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, it boasts sensations of blue flowers, cedar, juicy red currants, ripe raspberries, white pepper and a balsamic note. Structured, radiant and loaded with finesse, it delivers everything you’d expect from a world-class wine and more. Drink 2018-2032. Alcohol 13.5%. (Aug 2015)"

95 points James Suckling: "Lots of lavender, minerals and black currants on the nose. Turns to black berries. Full body, ultra-refined tannins and an exquisite finish. This is all about delicacy, finesse and grace. Yet there is a solid core of ripe tannins giving it backbone and outstanding form. Better in 2017 but so delicious already. A wonderful surprise. (3/5/15)"

94+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2012 Sassicaia is dark and immediate, with gorgeous up-front richness, density and power. Black cherry jam, cloves and new leather are some of the many signatures that take shape in the glass. The 2012 is an unusually deep, concentrated Sassicaia that is going to need time in bottle to develop the full breadth of its aromas and flavors. Today, it is a bit monolithic, so readers need to be patient. Drink: 2020-2037. (Oct 2015)"

94 points and 'Year's Best Tuscan Reds,' Wine & Spirits: "The summer of 2012 in Bolgheri was long and hot, but the cooler evening temperatures allowed Sassicaia to pull in a wine that shows plenty of ripeness while retaining vibrancy and freshness. A blend of cabernet sauvignon with 15 percent cabernet franc, it shows a quiet confidence in the way it melds flavors of black currant and red raspberry with fresh thyme, toasted nuts and the black spice it picked up from two years in French oak barrels. The texture is velvety, balanced by a streak of graphite and finely etched tannins robust enough to take on a seared steak. (Apr 2016)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "A rich and intense style, this exhibits flavors of vanilla, toast and black cherry wrapped in stern tannins. A bit gruff overall, showing just a hint of the elegance and finesse on the lengthy finish. Needs some time. Best from 2019 through 2032. (10/31/15)"
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99 points and 'Top 100 Cellar Selections 2015 (#8),' Wine Enthusiast: "One of Italy’s most iconic bottlings, the 2012 Sassicaia is drop-dead gorgeous. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, it boasts sensations of blue flowers, cedar, juicy red currants, ripe raspberries, white pepper and a balsamic note. Structured, radiant and loaded with finesse, it delivers everything you’d expect from a world-class wine and more. Drink 2018-2032. Alcohol 13.5%. (Aug 2015)"

95 points James Suckling: "Lots of lavender, minerals and black currants on the nose. Turns to black berries. Full body, ultra-refined tannins and an exquisite finish. This is all about delicacy, finesse and grace. Yet there is a solid core of ripe tannins giving it backbone and outstanding form. Better in 2017 but so delicious already. A wonderful surprise. (3/5/15)"

94+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2012 Sassicaia is dark and immediate, with gorgeous up-front richness, density and power. Black cherry jam, cloves and new leather are some of the many signatures that take shape in the glass. The 2012 is an unusually deep, concentrated Sassicaia that is going to need time in bottle to develop the full breadth of its aromas and flavors. Today, it is a bit monolithic, so readers need to be patient. Drink: 2020-2037. (Oct 2015)"

94 points and 'Year's Best Tuscan Reds,' Wine & Spirits: "The summer of 2012 in Bolgheri was long and hot, but the cooler evening temperatures allowed Sassicaia to pull in a wine that shows plenty of ripeness while retaining vibrancy and freshness. A blend of cabernet sauvignon with 15 percent cabernet franc, it shows a quiet confidence in the way it melds flavors of black currant and red raspberry with fresh thyme, toasted nuts and the black spice it picked up from two years in French oak barrels. The texture is velvety, balanced by a streak of graphite and finely etched tannins robust enough to take on a seared steak. (Apr 2016)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "A rich and intense style, this exhibits flavors of vanilla, toast and black cherry wrapped in stern tannins. A bit gruff overall, showing just a hint of the elegance and finesse on the lengthy finish. Needs some time. Best from 2019 through 2032. (10/31/15)"
Product SKU 342873
Producer Tenuta San Guido
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Varietal Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends
Designation Super Tuscan
Vintage 2012
Size 375ml
Color Red
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