2004 Sassicaia

San Guido; Tenuta

92Average Score
Red
2013-2022
Hlvs
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0 Immediate | 10 Marketplace
£152.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace
£292.00
Mags
-
0 Immediate | 4 Marketplace
£583.00
3L
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0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£1,195.00
6x75cl
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0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£1,749.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
92
Drinking window
2013-2022
Critic Notes

A wine with beautiful aromas of currants and light chocolate with hints of sweet tobacco. It's full-bodied and very refined with integrated tannins. It still needs time to give its full potential, but it's a beautiful wine with excellent length and class. Drink or hold. Jun 2013, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 94-/100James Suckling

The 2004 Sassicaia is a lovely, understated effort. Medium in body, it presents nuanced layers of sweet dark fruit, licorice, menthol and toasted oak that gradually open onto a finely-knit frame of notable length. Today it appears to be quite reticent and still holding back much of its potential. Both bottles I sampled showed less vibrancy and freshness in both color and flavors than the other top 2004s I tasted alongside it, suggesting that the wine is still suffering from bottle shock. Jun 2007, www.vinous.com, Drink: 2013-2022

Score: 93-/100Antonio GalloniDrinking Window: 2013-2022

This was an epic vintage in Tuscany, but our samples did not live up to that promise. The 2004 Bolgheri Sassicaia opened to ripe and slightly oxidized aromas of candied fruit, prune, apricot, dried tobacco leaf and bitter chocolate. When I last tasted this wine, I noted its "retro" stylistic philosophy with a strong emphasis on richness and opulence. I wonder if that loud approach has contributed to the wine's diminished intensity today? Or perhaps our samples were not perfect? The bottom line is that this proved a well-integrated wine, but a bit flat and downtrodden as well. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com

Score: 90-/100Monica Larner
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Product details
Country
Italy
Region
Central Italy
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2013-2022
Country
Italy
Region
Central Italy
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2013-2022
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