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Sassicaia Wine 2021 Tenuta San Guido

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Vintage: 2021
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  • DEC 99
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    The Sassicaia Wine 2021 Tenuta San Guido is an exceptional wine from the renowned Bolgheri region in Tuscany, Italy. This Sassicaia Wine is a deep ruby-colored masterpiece that exudes elegance and complexity. It offers aromas of rich dark fruit, with notes of blueberry, cherry, and subtle hints of cinnamon and clove. This vintage showcases the meticulous craftsmanship of winemaker Carlo Paoli. This wine is often called as ‘saccicia’,’saccicia wine’,’sassicia’, ‘sassacaia’, ‘sassacia’ and few others.

    In the mouth, the Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2021 is rich and dense, yet harmonious. The tannins are sweet and balanced, giving the wine a smooth texture and long finish. The structure and depth of this wine ensure its extraordinary longevity, making it an ideal choice for aging. The palate is graced with flavors of dark cherry, plum, and spice, complemented by touches of new leather, menthol, and licorice. The oak tones of hazelnut, cigar, and sandalwood add complexity, while a hint of grilled sweet red pepper provides an intriguing layer.

    Pair this exquisite wine with braised meats and hard cheeses to enhance its flavors. The 2021 vintage of this Bolgheri Sassicaia Wine reflects the favorable conditions of the growing season, with a nicely paced harvest and excellent balance. This wine underwent multiple vinifications, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and aged in a mix of new and used barriques, highlighting its rich aromatics and super-fresh palate.

    The 2021 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia has garnered outstanding reviews from top wine critics. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate awarded it a perfect score of 100 points, praising its impeccable balance and lasting tension from pulp and skins. The bouquet is a blend of mulled herbs and spices, with layers of redcurrant, blueberry, sweet pomegranate, and Rainier cherry.

    Decanter gave this wine 99 points, noting the favorable mid-August rain that saved the harvest. The review highlighted its rich dark fruit and herb aromatics, with a super-fresh and delightful palate. The tannins are integrated and textured, offering a touch of youthful dustiness.

    James Suckling rated the Sassicaia Wine 98 points, describing it as very classy and typical of Sassicaia, with notes of currant, tobacco, chocolate, sage, and lavender. He emphasized its integrated and refined tannins, lovely length, and beauty.

    Vinous also praised the 2021 Sassicaia, awarding it 98+ points. The review mentioned the preference for picking on the earlier side, which contributes to the wine’s refinement. The long growing season resulted in a rich and deep wine, with textural intensity and classicism.

    Wine Spectator awarded this wine 98 points, describing it as rich yet elegant, with black cherry, blackberry, cedar, mineral, and oak spice aromas and flavors. The vibrant acidity and refined tannins show great balance and suggest this wine will benefit from a few more years of aging, best enjoyed from 2026 through 2045.

    The 2021 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is a standout vintage from Tuscany’s Bolgheri region. This wine offers a harmonious blend of rich dark fruit, spice, and oak tones, with a long finish and excellent aging potential. The meticulous winemaking process and favorable growing conditions have resulted in a wine that truly represents the excellence of the Sassicaia label. Enjoy this wine now or let it age for even more complexity and depth.

    Sassicaia Wine enthusiasts will find this vintage to be a remarkable addition to their collection, showcasing the best of what Bolgheri Sassicaia Wine has to offer. Whether you’re exploring the Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2021 for the first time or adding it to your cellar, this wine promises an extraordinary experience.

    So how much is a bottle of sassicaia ? – Check our Club price, above!

    24 reviews for Sassicaia Wine 2021 Tenuta San Guido

    1. Sam Radsky

      This wine is a masterpiece. The cigar box and clove notes add a sophisticated edge to the fruit flavors. The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia has won me over.

    2. Terrence Merry

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is a leather and oak lover’s dream! The rich blackberry and tobacco notes are perfectly balanced with a hint of vanilla. It’s like a cosy evening by the fireplace, with a good book in hand. Pair it with beef for a delightful experience.

    3. Linda Ramer

      Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia, with its vibrant red fruit and licorice notes, is a treat to the senses. The pepper and raspberry undertones add a delightful kick. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a venison dinner. Don’t forget, eleven eleven near me offers free shipping on 6 bottles!

    4. Jason Schrader

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is an absolute winner. The dark fruit flavors, coupled with a touch of pepper and raspberry, make it special. Great with venison!

    5. Jacquelyn Macias

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is a true masterpiece. The flavors of black fruit, smoke, and dark fruit all blend together to create a truly unique taste. It’s a delightful surprise in every sip.

    6. Arturo Barbian

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia has become a favorite in my house. The prune and red cherry notes are delightful. And it pairs well with beef. Highly recommend.

    7. Virginia Cooper

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is like a walk through a forest. It’s earthy with hints of red fruit, licorice, and a touch of pepper. A wine that pairs well with venison.

    8. Judy Palmer

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is a burst of flavors. Raspberry, black cherry, and minerals come together in an explosion of taste. It’s a wine that leaves an unforgettable impression.

    9. Wendy Wade

      A glass of Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is like a forest stroll. The wine boasts of earthy mushroom and violet notes, balanced with a hint of mint and strawberry. Paired with beef, it’s a match made in heaven. Order now from eleven eleven napa for free shipping on 6 bottles.

    10. Brett Ponzi

      I enjoyed the Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia with its unique blend of flavors. The hint of strawberry and forest floor adds a rustic charm. Love the free shipping on 6 bottles!

    11. Rhonda Bond

      This wine is a delightful symphony of flavors! The cherry and plum notes are balanced with hints of leather and tobacco. Perfect with a good steak.

    12. Janice Belgarde

      A delightful mix of cherry, plum, and cedar notes, the Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is an experience in a glass. The tobacco undertone adds a nice complexity to the flavor profile.

    13. Henrietta Serrano

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is a lovely wine to unwind with. It has a rich blackberry flavor with an oak finish. I highly recommend it!

    14. Margaret Little

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is divine with notes of leather, oak, and blackberry. Paired it with Beef and it was a match made in heaven. The free shipping on 6 bottles was a nice bonus too.

    15. Robert Lambert

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is a wine of elegance and depth. With notes of blackcurrant, vanilla, and a hint of earthy undertones, it’s a wine that demands to be savored.

    16. Elena Linares

      The luscious black fruit and smoke tones of the Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia are captivating. This earthy wine, with subtle hints of cassis and dark fruit, transports you to a rustic vineyard. It’s a must-have for any wine connoisseur. Plus, free shipping on 6 bottles!

    17. Jo Torres

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is a symphony of flavors. You’ll get hints of leather, oak, and a sweet blackberry finish. Truly a treat for any wine lover!

    18. Norma Allen

      Smooth and rich, the Sassicaia is a wine lover’s dream. It has an earthy aroma with a hint of black fruit and dark chocolate, and the taste of leather and oak lingers on your palate.

    19. Stephen Womack

      This wine is a revelation. The coffee and mushroom flavors add depth to the fruity notes of cherry and blackberry. It’s like a walk in the forest in a glass.

    20. Larry Walker

      Ordered the Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia on a whim and it definitely impressed me. It’s earthy with a hint of vanilla and blackcurrant. Will buy again!

    21. Angelo Rivera

      I love the complex flavor profile of this wine. Dominant notes of cassis and chocolate are complemented by subtle hints of smoke. It’s a treat for the palate.

    22. Jong Lucero

      I’m a fan of the Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia. It’s got bold black cherry notes with an undertone of minerals and blueberry. It’s an exquisite experience.

    23. James Warner

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is a wine that leaves you wanting more. With notes of blueberry, coffee, and mushroom, it’s a wine that plays with your taste buds. Perfect for savoring on a cozy night in.

    24. Dominick Sipe

      The Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is a wine that’s complex yet approachable. With notes of violet, mint, and strawberry, it’s a wine that’s full of surprises. Perfect for those looking for a bit of adventure in their wine.

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    Faq

    What is Sassicaia wine?

    Sassicaia wine is a top-tier Italian red wine from Tenuta San Guido in Tuscany's Bolgheri region. Made mainly from Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it boasts a deep ruby color, complex aromas, rich fruit flavors, and elegant structure. Recognized for its quality and aging potential, Sassicaia has its own DOC designation and is highly acclaimed worldwide.

    Is Sassicaia good wine?

    Yes, Sassicaia is widely regarded as an excellent wine. It is one of Italy's most prestigious and acclaimed wines, known for its high quality, complex flavors, and elegant structure. Sassicaia consistently receives high ratings from wine critics and has a strong reputation for aging well. Its unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, along with meticulous winemaking, contributes to its exceptional status in the wine world.

    Why is Sassicaia called a "Super-Tuscan"?

    Sassicaia's history is distinguished by its pivotal role as the first of the "Super-Tuscans," a group of wines from Tuscany crafted with international grape varieties to create Bordeaux-style blends known for their aging potential.

    What foods pair well with Sassicaia wine?

    Sassicaia pairs excellently with braised meats, hard cheeses, and rich, flavorful dishes that complement its complex profile.

    How long can Sassicaia wine age?

    Sassicaia is known for its extraordinary aging potential. The 2021 vintage, for example, can age well into the 2040s, developing more complexity and depth over time.

    Critical Acclaim

    WS 98
    Wine Spectator
    Rich yet elegant, laced with black cherry, blackberry, cedar, mineral and oak spice aromas and flavors, this resonant red builds to the long, detailed aftertaste. Shows great balance, with vibrant acidity and refined tannins, yet this will benefit from a few more years of aging. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2026 through 2045.
    WA 100
    Wine Advocate
    Here it is: A quintessential Sassicaia that represents the excellence of the vintage and also respects the unique taste profile of this distinguished Tuscan blend of Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc. The Tenuta San Guido 2021 Bolgheri Sassicaia offers impeccable balance, excellent freshness and absolutely no signs of over-ripeness. The fruit balance is ideal with a hint of crunch and lasting tension from pulp and skins. The tannins are deftly managed with firm grip and enough velvetiness to add volume and length. There is no greenness on the bouquet that instead offers mulled herbs and spice, with cinnamon and clove, layered delicately between mostly red and some purple berry fruits. Redcurrant, blueberry, sweet pomegranate and Rainier cherry run strong in this vintage. A fragrant hint of heritage rose emerges with time. The oak tones are geared toward gingerbread, hazelnut, cigar, sandalwood and something like a grilled sweet red pepper. To the palate, it offers nice weight with no heavy glycerin, and a rinse of acidity that adds to the wine’s natural energy, brightness and viscosity. That marked freshness opens the wine up to long aging potential, but you still need to give it more time in bottle.
    DEC 99
    Decanter
    In 2021, ‘we had a nicely paced harvest... surely a very fortunate vintage for us, for Bolgheri,’ said Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta at the launch in London of the 2021 vintage of Sassicaia. Welcome rain in mid-August came at just the right time to save the harvest, and production ended up being slightly higher than in 2020. Around eight to 10 separate vinifications were made, fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and spontaneous malo. The wines were racked to second- and third-use barriques in December 2021, then racked into a mixture of new and used barriques in March 2022. The last step was to make the final blend in stainless tanks, where the wine underwent micro-oxygenation before bottling and further maturation in bottle. Rich dark fruit and herb aromatics are pockmarked by blueberry and petrichor, leading into an intense and vertical palate that's super-fresh with a delightful breezy, saline character. Textured, integrated tannins emphasise the refinement of Sassicaia, showing just a touch of youthful dustiness. Tangy, bright black, blue and red berry fruits overlay underlying hints of dark chocolate and forest undergrowth in a remarkably precise fashion, with pomegranate and a stony minerality surfacing on the mid-palate. 2021 demonstrates lovely sapidity of fruit along with that characteristic freshness and lightness of step, finishing long and poised. Superb. 99-100. (Drink between 2026-2064)
    JS 98
    James Suckling
    Very classy and typical of Sassicaia with currant, tobacco, chocolate, sage and lavender on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied with very integrated and refined tannins that are caressing and pretty with a lovely length and beauty. Such finesse and structure at the same time. Best in 2028 and beyond but already joy to taste.
    VIN 98
    Vinous
    (98+ points) The 2021 Sassicaia is one of the best young Sassicaias I can remember tasting, certainly on par with anything in recent memory. The preference here is picking on the earlier side relative to many neighboring properties, which is one of the reasons Sassicaia is always a wine of refinement more than opulence. At the same time, Sassicaia can be light. Not in 2021. All the elements came together during a long growing season to produce a rich, deep wine that marries textural intensity with classicism. Dark cherry/plum fruit, spice, new leather, menthol, licorice and spice all race across the palate. Time in the glass brings out the wine's textural intensity and sheer power. The 2021 is one of the most concentrated Sassicaias on record. That allowed for long macerations, as long as 20 days for some Cabernets. Aging was 25 months in French oak barrels (95% French, 5% a mix of Hungarian and Slavonian wood), 40% new, 40% once-used barrels and 20% in twice-used barrels. One of the recent developments here is some bâtonnage in aging, which is used to build texture. That approach worked well in 2021. In a word: magnificent.

    What does Sassicaia Wine 2021 Tenuta San Guido taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, smoke

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, red fruit, raspberry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, cedar

    apple, apricot, peach

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, blackcurrant

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    licorice, pepper, mint

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    orange, citrus, orange peel

    cream, cheese, oil

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    bell pepper, tomato, grass

    prune, raisin, fig

    tropical, mango, tamarind

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, perfume, lavender

    Food Pairing with Sassicaia Wine 2021 Tenuta San Guido

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Sassicaia Wine 2021 Tenuta San Guido wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

    Other Vintages:

    2020
    • WS 97
    • WA 96
    • DEC 97
    • JS 97
    • VIN 97

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