Tenuta San Guido – Sassicaia 2020
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With the 2020 vintage of Tenuta San Guido’s renowned Sassicaia, a masterpiece is born, offering a stunning blend of elegance and complexity that captivates from the moment it’s poured. The wine is crafted by Carlo Paoli, an esteemed winemaker known for his meticulous approach and deep respect for the terroir.
In the glass, Sassicaia 2020 exhibits a deep and captivating hue that invites exploration. It’s a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, a classic combination that creates a symphony of aromas and flavors.
As James Suckling lauds with 97 points, the tasting experience is a journey through forest floor, citrus, dark fruits, blackcurrants, cedar, and black tea. The palate is a harmonious union of ripe and tangy raspberry and blueberry fruits with remarkable freshness and a fine-grained, almost imperceptible tannic structure. This is a wine of incredible depth and poise that will reward those who cellar it.
As Wine Spectator awards 97 points, the wine presents complex aromas and flavors of black currant, blackberry, iron, sweet tobacco, and Mediterranean herbs, reflecting the elegance and tension that is the hallmark of Sassicaia.
Vinous, awarding 97 points, highlights the wine’s captivating scents of blackberry jam, gravel, spice, new leather, licorice, and crème de cassis. Potent tannins are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. It’s an intensity that is hugely appealing.
Wine Advocate, awarding 96 points, notes that this 2020 vintage is more accessible than its counterparts from cooler vintages, thanks to the coastal terroir’s bright luminosity and warm Mediterranean offshore breezes. The wine is described as a perfect balance of dark fruit, oak spice, freshness, and soft tannins, all contained within a 14% alcohol content.
Sassicaia 2020 is a wine that exudes both allure and approachability. While it promises great aging potential, it’s also a true delight in its youth, offering a glimpse into the world of Coastal Tuscany and the magic that Carlo Paoli, together with nature, has crafted in this exceptional vintage.