Only one wine is produced at Tenuta San Guido in Bolgheri – Sassicaia. It is a blend of at least 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. About 15,000 cases are produced annually from low yielding vines coming from a few separate parcels on the estate. From the beginning the wines have been extraordinarily highly rated and the 2009 is no exception.
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 97
Made from 80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% cabernet franc. "Bright full ruby. Pure, perfumed aromas of blackberry, cassis, lead pencil, violet and minerals, complicated by a superripe note of crushed raspberry. Extremely primary and pure, offering sharply defined cassis, violet and mineral flavors of great class. The perfectly integrated acidity and a vibrant floral character from the cabernet franc give the middle palate terrific lift. Though very ripe in its flavor profile, this wine conveys a rare lightness of touch that is typical of Sassicaia but rare for this vintage on the Tuscan Coast. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding palate-staining length. For all its creamy power and charm, I really like this wine's balance and the subtle delivery of its complex flavors."
James Suckling (JS): 94-95
"Lots of plums and spices with dried blackberries, hints of cedar. Full and juicy with loads of fruit and a long finish. Racy, refined and balanced. Very fruity and intense."