logo
search
basket

1996 Sassicaia

San Guido; Tenuta

92Average Score
flagCentral Italy / Italy
Red

Here's a little gem from Tenuta San Guido that has never been reviewed in Robert Parker Wine Advocate (except informally by me one year ago in a Hedonist's Gazette). I have consistently found the 1996 Bolgheri Sassicaia to be an impressive wine on the few occasions I have had to taste it. This is one of those rare underrated vintages that bring so much delight and surprise in an important retrospective such as this. As I recall from my informal tasting, this Sassicaia shows a heavy dose of Cabernet Sauvignon typicity but without the astringent medicinal tone or unripe greenness you might expect. Instead, it delivers a bright but balanced, tonic verve that is driven by the wine's natural acidity. I had previously paired this wine with an oversized bistecca alla fiorentina t-bone steak and the marriage was perfect. This was a difficult vintage in Bolgheri, but the results in the bottle suggest otherwise. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate    Score: 92/100

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£2,935.00
Bts-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£246.00
Bts
  1. LA
    Label: Bin Soiled
0 Immediate | 10 Marketplace£126.00
12x75cl-0 Immediate | 1 MarketplaceDuty Paid£2,935.00
In preview mode
We use cookies to give you the best possible experience of our website. If you continue, we’ll assume you’re happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website. See our cookie policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them.